Wednesday 11th June 2014: Taster Day


Leaders from Wildlife Explorers were delighted to be involved in the Bollin Valley Partnership’s 2014 Countryside Taster Day for children with disabilities.


We ran a pond dipping station created from tractor tyres to allow children with mobility problems and wheelchair users easy access to the pond water where they were able to catch and examine a whole range of pond life.
As well as sticklebacks, water boatmen, diving beetle larvae and tadpoles we found an amazing selection of caddis fly larvae in elaborate cases constructed from pond weed and leaves.


Our visitors could also make bug bungalows to take home – small invertebrate homes made from moss, twigs, pine cones and corrugated cardboard rolled into a tube, complete with a string for hanging it up. We made 37 new homes for nature during the day.


There were lots of activities to try from a climbing wall, pony rides and playing drums to stroking a snake! Visitors could also enjoy face painting and balloon models.  The Leaders found time to enjoy a sneaky icecream!

Photo: Caught eating a sneaky ice-cream at the Bollin Valley Partnership Taster Day! Thanks to our brilliant volunteers Frankie, Susan and Simon for helping out at such a brilliant event!

Leaders had a fabulous day – we can highly recommend this event
for children and young people with disabilities and their carers.


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