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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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Are you taking part in our new Wildsquare survey?
21 days ago
The new Wildsquare survey is up and running and you have till the 31st December to go out and look for nature preparing for winter. Can you see nuts and seeds which lots of animals will be looking for themselves to eat or store over the long winter months. Berries are abundant on trees and bushes, again for animals to eat to lay down fats as the weatehr gets colder. Tell us what colours these are. Some trees still have their leaves, and due to the milder autumn you will be able to see more leaves than usual. Tell us what colours they are and how many are left on the trees. Holly, ivy and mistletoe are synonymous with Christmas, as this is another thing we will be asking you to look for on your survey. These plants have been used for centuries as Christmas decorations and they will remind many people that Christmas is just around the corner.
What is the weather like with you?
2 months ago
The weather has changed this week and has got alot colder. Has the change affected what you have seen in your Wildsquare? You will probably see more of the autumn colours on the leaves and your weather will probably be cold and cloudy, rather than warm and sunny. This is why we ask you to carry out your Wildsquare surveys, so you can see how the natural world around you changes with the changes seasons and weather
Create your own Nature Treasure bag
2 months ago
Create your own bag to fill with natural treasures when you visit your Wildsquare 1) Get an empty cereal box and cut down the four long sides. Turn the box inside out so the grey/brown cardboard is now on the outside. 2) Colour your box with paint, pencil and stickers 3) Make a blank list and stick to one side of the box. As you find your treasures you can write on your list 4) Now cut a long oval hole on each of the long flaps at the top of the box (these will become the holes to put your fingers through) 5) Cut the shorter flaps off 6) Once your box is decorated, stick the sides of the box back together so it makes your new treasure bag. 7) The next time you go into your Wildsquare, take your Natural Treasure bag and fill this with interesting objects. 8) If you want to, stick your treasure onto pieces of card and display this on your bedroom wall. Remember: Do not pick flowers or pick anything that is still living.
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