Thursday 20th March 2014: Materials Workshop – Nest Making and Seed Bombs

Coming at the very start of the season our March meeting was packed
with springtime activities!


Wildlife Explorers learned all about the reasons that birds build nests and the properties of the materials they select to make them.
Volunteer Adam tested twigs to see if they were comfortable. He concluded that they were more comfortable when they were layered with something softer too!
We all tried to make our own nests and all the designs were tested out with real eggs (only these were chocolate ones!).
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There were some brilliant creations and Phoenix members Will and Joe created a nest in a very unusual setting, just like real birds do sometimes – they chose to build inside a glove!

Our craft activity was making a variety of seed bombs – packed with wildflower seeds like cowslip, teasel and poppies – packaged carefully with clay and compost so that wherever they land they will germinate and go ‘Ka-bloom!’
 Explorers Harriet, Tilly and Ben shared a very special Mortimer Moment at this meeting in recognition of their fantastic fundraising efforts. The children made an incredible £155 for The RSPB’s ‘Giving Nature a Home’campaign by baking and selling cakes and biscuits with their school friends Josh and Jacob. We all agree that this was a very well deserved Mortimer Moment!

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