Monday 31 October 2011

Saturday 29th Brook Wood Family Event

It started out as a beautiful autumn morning and there were plenty of birds flitting around the woods; which means I'm sure it won't be long before the plentiful supply of bird feeders that were made are being put to good use!

Another popular activity was putting up the bird boxes that had been built at the Eco event in the summer.
This included the children using a compass to ensure the boxes were facing the optimum direction...

During the morning the weather deteriorated and we had a little rain so we spent some time huddling under the gazebo...

But it didn't dampen anybody's enthusiasm for artwork and we had a real gallery by the end of the event, some of it from the youngsters, some from the young at heart!!!

Look out for our next family event early in the New Year.

Monday 10 October 2011

Saturday 29th October Brook Wood Family Event

SWWG are holding another family nature event in Brook Wood, accessed via Townfields. between 10 and 12 on Saturday 29th October.

Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian for the duration of the event.

All activites are free.

Confirmed so far: a guided walk suitable for children, making bird feeders, natural arts and crafts.

More details closer to the event.

Look forward to seeing you there.


Sunday 2 October 2011

On the trail

A cheerful party of walkers today set out to walk along Brook Trail from Brook Bridge, but had not left the stone parapet of the bridge before they realised it was crawling with ladybirds and their nymphs. Unhappily most appeared to be the invasive Harlequin Ladybird, though one native Seven-Spot was among them. Further on there were distant glimpses or sounds of Jays and a Grey Wagtail. Near Dancing Bridge one of the valley's rarer flowers, Water Chickweed, was still in flower  - George