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Hello to everyone who is taking part in WildSquare! Here you can find out about the wildlife you have been exploring, from stinky mushrooms and pretty flowers to weird patterns and animal footprints.
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Birds and their song survey
How many of these birds have you seen? You often see more birds in the winter than the summer, there isn’t much food around and the days are shorter so they have to spend more time finding things to eat. There are also fewer leaves in the trees for them to hide behind. Can you hear any of...
15 Feb 2013
Birds and their song
Some people recognise birds by their songs rather than by their appearance. Many birds are small and can be hidden by the leaves on trees, this means it is very helpful to be able to know the bird from its song. Our Wildsquare survey asks you not only to look for the birds but to listen for them too...
3 Jan 2013
The preparing for winter survey has now started
November has started and so has our new survey. The clocks have gone back, the days are drawing in, gloves and scarves have been taken out of the drawers and cupboards where they've been stored for teh summer. Winter is well and truly on it's way. So what's happening in the natural world...
1 Nov 2011
Autumn colours activity
Autumn is one of nature’s most colourful times of year. One of my favourite parts of this WildSquare survey was looking at all the different leaf colours. There wasn’t just orange, brown and yellow leaves but every shade in between – orangey-yellow, greeney-yellow, browny-orange and...
24 Oct 2011
Cones, cows, crafts and cake
If you have any pine trees in your WildSquare you will almost certainly have seen some pine cones when you did your survey. We often take don’t bother to look or think about pine cones because they are so common, but given a little time you’ll discover that they are actually fascinating....
12 Aug 2011
If you enjoyed getting outside when you did your WildSquare survey, why not try this idea another time you’re out and about. The idea is to look around at all the things there are in your WildSquare and find materials that could be used to make a house for an elf, insect, small animal or a fairy...
25 Jul 2011
Hello! Welcome to the Wildsquare blog. This brand new feature lets us show you some of the fantastic things that other children have done so that you can have a go, too. It will give you some interesting nature facts to impress your parents with and some ideas about other things you might like to do...
8 Jun 2011
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