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.

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

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Trees and Leaves

We are back! We had a fantastic first event today with Trees and Leaves at Headstone Mannor Park. The sun was out and the participants were eager to be out in nature.We learned to identify some trees, discovered the thousands of animals that live in them, made crowns and wands from Willow, bracelets and puppets from Elder and leaf prints with clay. Our thanks to Roshan who volunteered today and to Thames 21, the Community and Heritage Lottery Funds, Friends of Headstone Manor Park and the Mayor of London for sponsoring it.