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Woodland Explorers

Wednesday, August 23rd 2017

Ten families joined us this afternoon to become intrepid woodland explorers on our latest summer holiday event. With our journey sticks in hand we set off to explore the woodland trail part of the green route. There were many stops for interesting things along our journey, including for frogs, a toad and plenty of big, black slugs. 

We took some time really getting to know a tree by touch – and then seeing if we knew it well enough to find again!

At the log rounds we aged sections of tree by counting their rings and then some of our journey sticks were transformed including into a piano, a rocket, a light sabre and a magic wand! 

We looked at small animals that can be found in our woodland’s trees – a favourite being this small looper caterpillar.

Nibbled cones and nuts were examined to discover who had been eating them…

…and we finished by making natural pictures on the woodland floor:

Family fun and there’s more to come – check out our events pages here.


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