|Bo in winter gear|
With Half term school holidays coming up (ours start Bank Holiday Monday) I’ve been planning what I can do on my days off with my daughter (we only have 3 days as I am working a lot) that have a wildlife theme, and I thought I would share some of our plans with you.
With the weather not looking so good I thought it would be best to plan some activities away from walking the patch or visiting the local woods on butterfly hunts (something I was planning!) but I would like some to be wildlife oriented. I came across a website that may help here http://www.naturedetectives.org.uk/ (I’m planning on joining soon) but they have a number of free downloads from butterflies to paint to outdoors activities (I am planning on getting Bo colouring/paining some butterfly outlines and making some peg butterflies to put up, she loves the arty side of life).
The RSPB has some excellent resources for acivities to do with kids during holidays, there are the obvious ones like going to their wonderful reserves but when the rain comes this half term I have prepared some of their indoor activities and downloaded a load of their worksheets, you can find loads at these links:
Look out for some photos of the things we have made through the week.
If the sun shines
|Pond dipping last year (2013)|
If the sun does shine then I am planning a butterfly hunt, I’m not sure If it will be on the patch (around the
lake) or if we will head further afield into one of the local woods, but it really does depend on the weather. If we get very lucky we might even try some pond dipping again, it has been a while since we last went.
Of course we don’t let a lack of sun ruin our trips out and I’m assuming there will be some puddle splashing in the rain as well, and riding scooters or bikes is always fun no matter what the weather, all kids should be getting out at this time of year no matter what the weather is like, a little rain never hurt anyone.
|Studying bugs hard|
At the weekend (May 31st from 00:00 to June 1st at 23:55 so Sunday if anyone is counting) I hope to spend at a couple of hours after work (so early evening into dusk) partaking in the Garden Bioblitz 2014 with my daughters help hopefully. The Idea is to record what bugs you see in your garden over a 24 hour period, obviously you don't have to be out for the whole time.
We will definitely have the moth trap out as well, so there may be some cross posting between my sites (it isn’t often I get moth posts onto this blog).
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