In this berry squishing activity the children were given the opportunity to explore how plants disperse seeds via animals. We looked at seasonal local fruits blackberries, hawthorns, rosehips, elderberries ect and discussed where animals would find them and who would eat them.
Nature club are spending time this half term learning about birds native to where they live. We are linking up with the RSPB and their national bird survey. The young people have been learning to identify local birds through games and art and have been encouraged to watch birds at home and report back what they see so that we can contribute to a wider survey. The group has discussed the challenges birds face in winter and we have planned to make feeders and bird boxes.
Today at the lunchtime nature club the young people planted daffodils that we can enjoy next Spring when they are ready. We learnt about the best times for planting and the significance of this particular flower.
"The plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow" - Audrey Hepburn
This week the nature club has been continuing to learn about wild birds that they would see around them in Lancashire. Through games they have learnt about their habitat and features and with art they have appreciated their beauty and looked closely at photos to draw them using oil pastels.