Our wildlife site is a fun place to be, where you can run off some energy and learn about nature at the same time. You never know, you may meet a deer, see a great spotted woodpecker or a kingfisher.
Have you ever tried pond dipping, mini beast hunting or bark rubbing? Are you part of a Brownie Guide or Cub Scout group? Why not persuade your leader to arrange a visit with us. Some groups use the visit to help towards badges or Duke of Edinburgh awards.
Two local girls, Amy & Mia, have been working hard towards their bronze Duke of Edinburgh award. They have been pulling up Himalayan Balsam for us.
Though pretty when in flower, it is a very invasive weed that can take over the whole area if left to grow freely. They have also put up signs in the wildlife area inviting others to pull the weed up as they stroll through.
Attracting insects and other creatures into your garden At the wildlife area you will see fallen trees which are left where they fall to provide a lovely home to many insects, bugs and creatures. If you want to attract them into your garden why not make a bug hotel? They are easy to make and you can get inspiration from the web. Mia found a 5* hotel on the RSPB website which has an easy to follow video but you can easily make a lovely home with bits and pieces you find on your walk. If you need help to identify birds you see when out and about, the RSPB website is brilliant!
Look Skywards! Sometimes we are so busy looking at where to step we forget to look towards the sky. Have you noticed all the different clouds that race across the sky? Choose a spot in the wildlife area where the tree canopy opens up or lie in your garden and take time to watch the clouds. Amy has drawn up a chart to help you. To download click here .
Please do come visit us, it is free and we think you will enjoy your time. Bring the whole family!