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Nature DetectivesNature's Calendar

Get outdoors whatever the weather with fresh ideas from nature detectives, run by the Woodland Trust

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Spring sheets

Get out and enjoy the
wonders of spring.
 

 
FREE booklets

spring play bookletnature detectives wildlife club arrowspring play booklet

Create - play bookletnature detectives wildlife club arrowadventure booklets

woodland log booknature detectives wildlife club arrowwoodland log book

 

Hunt sheets and ID tools

spring spots posternature detectives wildlife club arrowposter + stickers

tracks hunt sheetnature detectives wildlife club arrowanimal tracks

bird idialnature detectives wildlife club arrowbird IDial

birds id sheetnature detectives wildlife club arrowbird spotter sheet

blue hunt sheetnature detectives wildlife club arrowblue spots

Tree blossom and catkin ID sheetnature detectives wildlife club arrowblossom and catkins 

butterfly idialnature detectives wildlife club arrowbutterfly IDial

butterfly huntnature detectives wildlife club arrowbutterflies 

caterpillar tick sheetnature detectives wildlife club arrowcaterpillars

stick on and identify the leaves you collectnature detectives wildlife club arrowcollection poster 

colour bingonature detectives wildlife club arrowcolour bingo

Easter hunt sheetnature detectives wildlife club arrowEaster

hunt for early signs of springnature detectives wildlife club arrowfirst signs of spring

amphibian spotsnature detectives wildlife club arrowfrogs, toads and newts 

flowers id sheetnature detectives wildlife club arrowflowers

ladybird ID sheetnature detectives wildlife club arrowladybirds plus facts

leaf bingonature detectives wildlife club arrowleaf bingo

leaf idial nature detectives wildlife club arrowleaf idial 

leaf huntnature detectives wildlife club arrowleaves

minibeast spotter sheetnature detectives wildlife club arrowminibeasts

'minibeasts in the air' idialnature detectives wildlife club arrowminibeasts - air

'minibeasts on the ground'nature detectives wildlife club arrowminibeasts - ground 

rainbow flowersnature detectives wildlife club arrowrainbow flowers

What have you spotted?nature detectives wildlife club arrowspots for spring

texture trailnature detectives wildlife club arrowtexture trail

yellow flying objectsnature detectives wildlife club arrowyellow flying objects

'In the woods' huntnature detectives wildlife club arrowwoods

 

Play

snap cardsnature detectives wildlife club arrowanimal cards

bat splatsnature detectives wildlife club arrowbat splats 

butterfly cardsnature detectives wildlife club arrowbutterfly cards 

make your own minibeastsmake your own minibeastsnature detectives wildlife club arrowDIY bug bodies

flower cardsnature detectives wildlife club arrowflower cards

Ancient tree food chains game boardnature detectives wildlife club arrowfood chains

journey sticknature detectives wildlife club arrowjourney stick

ladybird dominoesnature detectives wildlife club arrowladybird dominoes

ladybird jigsawnature detectives wildlife club arrowladybird jigsaw

ladybird slider puzzlenature detectives wildlife club arrowladybird slider puzzle

leaf cardsnature detectives wildlife club arrowleaf cards

minibeast cardsnature detectives wildlife club arrowminibeast cards

minibeast citynature detectives wildlife club arrowminibeast city

minibeast trump cards - insectsnature detectives wildlife club arrowminibeast trump cards

nest challengenature detectives wildlife club arrownest building

a new worldnature detectives wildlife club arrownew world

raindrops and flowersnature detectives wildlife club arrowboardgame

spring nature trail ticklistnature detectives wildlife club arrowspring nature trail kit

spring scentsnature detectives wildlife club arrowspring scents

spring symphonynature detectives wildlife club arrowspring symphony

tracks in the mudnature detectives wildlife club arrowtracks in the mud

welly wandernature detectives wildlife club arrowwelly wander

woodland gardennature detectives wildlife club arrowwoodland garden

woodland jigsaw piecesnature detectives wildlife club arrowwoodland jigsaw

 

Make

batnature detectives wildlife club arrowbat plane 

bee's bag of bitsnature detectives wildlife club arrowbee bag

beenature detectives wildlife club arrowbee plane 

bird bits bagnature detectives wildlife club arrowbird bag

bird kitenature detectives wildlife club arrowbird kite

swallownature detectives wildlife club arrowbird plane

butterfly clipsnature detectives wildlife club arrowbutterfly clips 

kite instructionsnature detectives wildlife club arrowbutterfly kite

butterfly mask templatenature detectives wildlife club arrowbutterfly mask

butterfly mobile instructionsnature detectives wildlife club arrowbutterfly mobile

butterflynature detectives wildlife club arrowbutterfly plane

easter basketnature detectives wildlife club arroweaster basket

flowernature detectives wildlife club arrowflower plane

fortune tellernature detectives wildlife club arrowfortune tellers

fox masknature detectives wildlife club arrowfox mask

frog masknature detectives wildlife club arrowfrog mask

honey cake recipenature detectives wildlife club arrowhoney cake

ladybirdnature detectives wildlife club arrowladybird plane  

leaf collecting and identification bagnature detectives wildlife club arrowleaf bag

leafnature detectives wildlife club arrowleaf plane

moth planenature detectives wildlife club arrowmoth plane

rabbit earsnature detectives wildlife club arrowrabbit mask

 rock bugsnature detectives wildlife club arrowrock bugs

treasure hunt bagnature detectives wildlife club arrowtreasure hunt bag

welly planenature detectives wildlife club arrowwelly plane

   

Quizzes

leaf quiznature detectives wildlife club arrowleaves

minibeast quiznature detectives wildlife club arrowminibeasts

  

Art sheets

nature detectives wildlife club arrowash flowering

colouring sheetnature detectives wildlife club arrowbadgers

beetle colouring sheetnature detectives wildlife club arrowbeetle

bird outlinenature detectives wildlife club arrowbird

nature detectives wildlife club arrowbluebell

blue tit outlinenature detectives wildlife club arrowblue tit

brimstone outlinenature detectives wildlife club arrowbrimstone

nature detectives wildlife club arrowbumblebee

colouring sheetnature detectives wildlife club arrowbutterflies

caterpillars outlinenature detectives wildlife club arrowcaterpillars

comma butterfly outlinenature detectives wildlife club arrowcomma

common blue outlinenature detectives wildlife club arrowcommon blue 

nature detectives wildlife club arrowdog rose flower

duck outlinenature detectives wildlife club arrowduck

flowers outlinenature detectives wildlife club arrowflowers

fox colouring outlinenature detectives wildlife club arrowfox

frog outlinenature detectives wildlife club arrowfrog

nature detectives wildlife club arrowfrog spawn

nature detectives wildlife club arrowhorse chestnut blossom

ladybird colouring sheetnature detectives wildlife club arrowladybird

orange tip outlinenature detectives wildlife club arroworange tip 

nature detectives wildlife club arrowoxeye daisy

painted lady outlinenature detectives wildlife club arrowpainted lady

 peacock outlinenature detectives wildlife club arrowpeacock

 purple emperor outlinenature detectives wildlife club arrowpurple emperor 

rabbit outlinenature detectives wildlife club arrowrabbit

nature detectives wildlife club arrowred admiral butterfly

red admiral outlinenature detectives wildlife club arrowred admiral

small tortoiseshell outlinenature detectives wildlife club arrowsmall tortoiseshell

nature detectives wildlife club arrowsnowdrops

spring landscapenature detectives wildlife club arrowspring landscape

nature detectives wildlife club arrowswallow

swallowtail outlinenature detectives wildlife club arrowswallowtail

woodpecker colouring outlinenature detectives wildlife club arrowwoodpecker

    

Puzzles

code crackernature detectives wildlife club arrowcode cracker

crosswordnature detectives wildlife club arrowcrossword

design a wordsearchnature detectives wildlife club arrowdesign a wordsearch

download this resource as a pdf documentnature detectives wildlife club arrowdot to dots 

grid fitnature detectives wildlife club arrowgrid fit

Keziah's wordsearchnature detectives wildlife club arrowflower wordsearches

leaf laddernature detectives wildlife club arrowleaf ladder

leaf sudokunature detectives wildlife club arrowleaf sudoku

minibeast crosswordnature detectives wildlife club arrowminibeast crossword 

minibeast sudokunature detectives wildlife club arrowminibeast sudoku

minibeast anagramsnature detectives wildlife club arrowminibeast word jumbles 

pic bits springnature detectives wildlife club arrowpic bits

tree anagramsnature detectives wildlife club arrowtree anagrams

medium wordsearchnature detectives wildlife club arrowwordsearches

 

Story-telling

cartoon stripnature detectives wildlife club arrowcartoon strip

giant caterpillar story stripnature detectives wildlife club arrowcaterpillar story strip

blank life cyclenature detectives wildlife club arrowlife cycle story

stage backgroundnature detectives wildlife club arrowmini theatre

stage treesnature detectives wildlife club arrowmini theatre trees

small wildlife charactersnature detectives wildlife club arrowwildlife characters small

medium charactersnature detectives wildlife club arrowwildlife characters med

large charactersnature detectives wildlife club arrowwildlife characters large

 

Favourites

idial templatenature detectives wildlife club arrowIDials templates

weather diarynature detectives wildlife club arrowweather diary

 

Factsheets

badger factsnature detectives wildlife club arrowbadger

hedgehog posternature detectives wildlife club arrowhedgehog

horse chestnut factsheetnature detectives wildlife club arrowhorse chestnut

spring spots facts sheet 1nature detectives wildlife club arrowspring   

sycamore fact sheetnature detectives wildlife club arrowsycamore tree

 

Create your own

bag templatenature detectives wildlife club arrowbag

bingo card templatenature detectives wildlife club arrowbingo

fortune teller templatenature detectives wildlife club arrowfortune teller

card templatenature detectives wildlife club arrowplaying cards 

spotter sheet templatenature detectives wildlife club arrowticklist 

design a wordsearchnature detectives wildlife club arrowwordsearch
 

 

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nature detectives CLUB activities

Get a badger investigation activity, twilight trek spotter sheet, animal fact sheet, winter puzzles, badger poster and nature stickers! Plus:

  • seasonal activity packs in the post
  • nature challenges every week
  • giant woodland wall chart
  • year's supply of challenge stickers

It's ideal for families who like getting outdoors, with options for teachers and group leaders too.

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