Dwarf gorse Ulex minor & Ling Calluna vulgaris, Farnham Heath RSPB reserve, Surrey, England

Plant Safari

Do you know which types of plants and flowers grow in your school grounds?

This activity is about identifying and naming wildflowers, trees and shrubs and looking for similarities and differences.


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


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What do I need?

  • You could use a quadrant or a hula-hoop to mark the specific area you want to look in
  • Spot it sheets to help identify what you have found

     Spot It - Flowering plants

     Spot It - Trees and shrubs

     Spot It - Bilingual


What do I do?

  1. Place your quadrant or hula-hoop in the area you want to focus on, eg school field, under a tree, playground.
  2. Have a look at what species are inside your quadrant, record them
  3. Move your quadrant to a different area and compare the different species you have found, or compare with a class mate who looked in a different area.
  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.
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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 (or some photos) of the plants you found – or of you finding them.

Alternatively, you could send a drawing of a species you saw, or a list of species you found and where you found them.


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