Low Barns Wildlife Watch
February – July 2017
Meetings are held at Low Barns (unless otherwise stated) at 10am – 12pm
February 4th – How green are you?
Join the Low Barns Wildlife Watch Group as they learn about carbon footprint and how you can reduce and offset this, learn about recycling and upcycling. You may even get to take a tree home to plant!
March 4th – Bees About!
Are there any about? Which species do we have at Low Barns? We will find all the early pollen and nectar sources and we’ll see if there are any bees about. We will then look at ways of improving gardens and school grounds for pollinators.
April 1st – Pond Dipping
What can we find in the pond at Low Barns and what do we know about the life cycle of these mini beasts. We may even do a river fly survey in the river and compare findings.
May 6th – Non-Native Invaders, they’re everywhere
In this season we will learn about non-native invaders in the U.K. , the problems they cause and what can be done. We then need as many hands as possible to help with some Himalayan balsam bashing at low barns!
June 10th – Camouflage and Mini-Beasts.
Join us as we look for the best-camouflaged mini beast in a big big hunt complete with games and crafts.
July 1st- Electrofishing (Field Trip!)
We’ll join the Wear Rivers Trust to learn about electrofishing. Watch as fish are caught and surveyed to identify which species are present. Once surveyed the fish will be released unharmed back into the river.
Cost: £1 per child
For more information please phone Rachel Richards