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Spooky Goings On

Friday, October 31st 2014

Sixteen children and their parents enjoyed a morning of spooky nature themed activities to celebrate Halloween. The morning started off by playing Bat and Moth, a favourite on our educational visits where children learn about how bats use echolocation to hunt.

Once back inside several activities were on offer including pumpkin carving, where some very scary faces were designed.

Everyone enjoyed the broomstick making sessions, where they learned the traditional methods for creating a witch’s broom.

Other activities on offer were making origami bats, kites and spiders. Some very creative designs emerged as the morning progressed. Spiders and other invertebrates were also collected and magnified onto the projector screen for everyone to see up close.

We hope you all enjoyed yourselves and wish you a very spooky Halloween!


(1) Comments:

MoniQue Richards responded on 4th Nov 2014 with...

The boys and I had such a fun morning, Thank you….


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Saturday 4th July 2020 | 10.00am - 12 noon

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Join us for a morning exploring the many wildflower meadows found at Foxglove. We will be learning how to ID wildflowers and grasses, as well as sweep netting for butterflies and insects and identifying them. This event is part of the Flowers of the Dales Festival

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This event is free for Volunteers and Friends of the reserve.



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Have you ever wondered what the difference is between a Dragonfly and a Damselfly? Can you tell the difference between the different species of blue damselfly? Would you like to learn more about theses fascinating animals that have been around since prehistoric times? Join Keith Gittens for a walk around the beautiful Foxglove ponds (some of which are usually out of bounds to visitors) and observe as many different species as you can. Last year, a new species for the reserve was discovered on this event!

Booking is essential as places are limited. There is a donation of £5 per person to be paid in advance in order to secure a place. Payments now can be made on the phone.

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