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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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New Wildsquare survey begins - 1st March
Spring is a wonderful time of year to be getting outside. All around you nature is coming back to life after slowing down for the winter. Leaves are appearing, insects are hatching or coming out of hibernation, flowers are coming up and all sorts of animals are having babies. A lot of animals have babies...
28 Feb 2013
Explore nature at dusk
One of the most exciting times to go out looking for wildlife is the the hour before darkness. At this time of year this is around the time you've just finished your tea. So take a brave adult and go on a journey into the unknown. Most mammals are active at night , rather than during the day....
27 Feb 2012
Birds and their song survey nearly finished
Our January / February WildSquare survey is nearly finished. You've still got just over a week to do the survey and submit your results. So if you haven't alredy done it, why not have a go over the weekend. Lots of you have taken part. The commonest birds to be seen on the survey are so far...
16 Feb 2012
As cold as ice
Water turns into ice when the temperature drops below 0 degrees Celsius (or freezing point) but what actually happens? Water is made up of miniscule pieces called molecules which are too small to be seen, even under a microscope. These molecules move around all the time while the temperature is above...
3 Feb 2012
Explore nature with a torch
As we approach the winter solstice on the 22nd December the hours of daylight we have are steadily reducing. The winter solstice is the shortest day of the year (the day is actually the same length as any other it’s just that it’s darker for longer) after that the days will start to get longer...
7 Dec 2011
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