We were up before dawn today to watch the sun rise and listen to the birds as they greeted the day. It was so lovely to be to be with a group of such enthusiastic people and get to appreciate nature in all its glory. Thank you to you all for making it such an excellent start to the day.
Lovely day in the woods
It was lovely to be back doing a Harrow Nature Heroes event and seeing some of our nature loving friends. Yesterday we gathered in Stanmore Common to look at pattern and colour. Such a beautiful place to relax in nature
Creative event this half term.
Monday 30th May. Follow the Eventbrite link for more details. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/341991966177
If you want to do something fun and beneficial for nature, with the children, this half term, why not join Simon for Animal Shelters. See the link for more information. 😊👍
Sadly we have reached our last event for the summer! The Green Get-together a community open day at Newton Farm Ecology Park. Do join us for a chance to explore nature, participate in craft and have tea and cake and it’s all free. Click on the image to find out more or to book one of the talks or walks.
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.
Our First Summer Reading Challenge Event
Today we had the first of six Nature Adventures with Harrow Libraries, for their Summer Reading Challenge, with Wealdstone Library: Clues and Claws. What a great start to our Summer holidays. Good weather and fascinated children what more can you want!
Summer Reading Challenge with Harrow Libraries
We have been commissioned to set up six nature adventures, one for each library in Harrow. The first of these is with Wealdstone Library and will be a nature hunt along the Belmont trail.
The summer reading challenge is asking children to engage with books and nature, thinking of ways to save the planet. The challenge is to read at least six books over the summer holidays and if they complete this, they will get will receive goodies including a special certificate and medal. Find out more here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jLxVWxfwDs
Birds and their Babies at The Croft Pinner
We are holding several events over the summer sponsored by Harrow Parks Forum. The first of these is our popular Birds and their Babies on July 26th. Do come an join us. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/162292430027