Clues and Claws

We had a lovely morning down at Wood Farm doing  Clues and Claws this morning, looking for evidence of the animals that live there. We found Shrew homes and tunnels and some of their food stores in the long tufts of grass. Shrews slice up grass at a specific length by chewing the sides in a wedge shape. They then store this for winter.
We found badger pooh and could see they like cherries and fox pooh which is very dark and has one pointed end. We found lots of secret pathways which deer, foxes and rabbits have made, and discovered the feeding perches of squirrels and birds of prey.
At the end we played some games which were enjoyed by all, including the grown-ups! Thanks to Tesco Bags of Help and Harrow Heritage Trust for funding and fascinating the event.

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