Monday 19th January 2015: Birds, Binoculars and Birdwatching

The first meeting of 2015 was a busy one. We welcomed several new members to the group. In our joining activity we created a fabulous ‘roosting tree’ made from recycled Christmas cards – featuring lots of birds in the branches and other wildlife around the base. We also made a selection of Christmas gift tags that we’ll sell to raise money for our Hen Harrier fundraising.              In preparation for this year’s Big Garden Birdwatch we learned how to use binoculars properly and safely and we identified some of the more commonly spotted garden birds. (As it was … Click here for more information…..

Monday 19th January 2015: Rainow Pre-School

Our annual visit to Rainow Preschool for the Birdwatch was great fun. We talked about different birds we might see and their different songs. We also talked about other garden wildlife like squirrels and badgers.                                                         We walked outside to do our Birdwatch – some of the children were still wearing superhero and princess costumes under their coats!. We heard many birds calling and and saw lots of birds but the favourite moment was when a friendly Robin hopped close to us and picked a frozen worm off the road to eat.     Everywhere looked beautiful, … Click here for more information…..