We met a bat called Rose, who has a broken wing and visits all sorts of events helping to educate people about how cool bats are.
A local bee group had a display of bees and we got to have a good look at some beeswax. Then the kids rolled candles to take home.
We decorated pots and planted lettuce and pea seeds to take home.
|A little bit of compost made it into the pot!|
|The Box Witch|
|Display comparing Box, Holly and Yew|
We did some bug hunting in the tank at the OPAL stand and Bug Mad Girl found a new best friend in a Leopard Slug. We also signed up to do some surveys, including an air survey (with lichens), a water survey (using our garden pond) and a bug count in the back garden. Sounds like some good things to do over half term, or maybe for #30DaysWild!
|Bug hunting with a magnifying glass|
I liked the fake Merman (the head of a monkey on the body of a fish) and the kids were quite taken with a bronze statue of a Giant Tortoise.
|Japanese Monkey Fish - a fake Merman|