Wildlife Explorers using magnifying glass at The Lodge RSPB reserve

Wild flower foray

In the spring and summer, grassy verges and fields explode in a riot of colourful wild flowers. A perfect opportunity to go colour spotting!

Charging along countryside paths and through fields is a great way to let off steam, but if you slow down and look at the plants around you, you might be surprised by how many different types you can see. 

It's a great time of the year to go on a hunt for all of the different flowers that have come into bloom. They come in all sorts of colours. See how many different ones you can spot and record. 

Daisy chains and dandelion seed clocks can be part of the fun too. Blooming beautiful!

 

Are you doing this activity as part of your Wild Challenge? Take a look at your progress and go for gold!

 

Did you know There's a flower called sneezewort, which used to be used to make sneezing powder! Aaachoo! 

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What you will need

Step-by-step

  1. Find a patch of long grass or a path with lots of flowers along it. Wherever you go make sure you have permission to be there and that it's safe.
  2. Use our colour sheet to find as many colours as you can. If there's more than one of you, see who can get all their colours first!
  3. If you want to take an extra step, you can even try identifying some of the flowers you spot and be on the way to becoming a botanical boffin.
  4. Don't forget to tell us when you have completed the activity! When you mark the activity as complete, you will be asked to upload a photo, drawing, painting or a piece of writing talking about your experience to help earn your award.
Wild flowers

Completing the activity

Use the 'Mark as complete' button at the top of this page to tell us you've completed your activity. You'll need to show us what you did by uploading a photo of what you saw or your family on the look out! Alternatively, draw or paint what you saw or upload a piece of writing talking about your experience.

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