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Wildlife Activity Day

Wednesday, October 27th 2021

It was lovely to see so many families out and about enjoying Foxglove Covert today. Many did the pumpkin trail and after finding the pumpkins along the red route and answering the clues, came back to the centre to check their answers and claim a small prize. Indoors there were several wildlife themed activities for all ages.

Autumn leaves were cut and pasted onto a template to create owl pictures.

Halloween spider mobiles were made from sticks and pinecones and teasel hedgehogs were crafted with beady eyes!

Mini bug hotels were made from recycled tree tubes and material collected from the forest floor.

Animal masks were coloured and cut out; owls were a strong favourite!

With beeswax candles, bird feeders, mobiles and artwork, there was plenty to take home at the end of the day as a souvenir from a day out. Thank you to all of the families that came to support the reserve today, we hope that you enjoyed it as much as we did.

Finally, thank you to the team of volunteers who worked so hard to make the day possible.  As well as running the activities there was a lot of preparation beforehand and tidying up to at the end.

The pumpkin trail will remain in place until the end of the half term holiday (1st November) and there are still places available on the pumpkin carving sessions. See the events page for further details.


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