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Nature DetectivesNature's Calendar

Zing into spring with fresh ideas for outdoor play from nature detectives, run by the Woodland Trust

nature detectives

 

magnifierSpotter sheet pack

Help kids become wildlife experts
with these spotting sheets.

(And learn a thing or two yourself
along the way :O)
 

Trees and plants

leaf huntnature detectives wildlife club arrowleaves  

twigs and buds id sheetnature detectives wildlife club arrowtwigs

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

seeds id sheetnature detectives wildlife club arrowautumn seeds and fruits

flowers id sheetnature detectives wildlife club arrowflowers

leaf identification sheetnature detectives wildlife club arrowleaf identification

leaf idialnature detectives wildlife club arrowleaf IDial  

 

Animals

tracks hunt sheetnature detectives wildlife club arrowanimal tracks

poo ID sheetnature detectives wildlife club arrowanimal poo!

mammal ID sheetnature detectives wildlife club arrowmammal ID sheet

nocturnal animals ID sheetnature detectives wildlife club arrownocturnal animal hunt

birds id sheetnature detectives wildlife club arrowbirds

bird idialnature detectives wildlife club arrowbird IDial 

minibeast spotter sheetnature detectives wildlife club arrowminibeasts

butterfly idialnature detectives wildlife club arrowbutterfly IDial

butterfly huntnature detectives wildlife club arrowbutterflies 

ladybird ID and factsnature detectives wildlife club arrowladybirds  

beetle hunt sheetnature detectives wildlife club arrowbeetles

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

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

 

Fungi

fungi hunt sheetnature detectives wildlife club arrowcommon fungi

  

Seasons 

winter spotsnature detectives wildlife club arrowwinter spots

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

summer spottednature detectives wildlife club arrowsummer spots 

what have you seen?nature detectives wildlife club arrowautumn spots

 

In the woods

'In the woods' huntnature detectives wildlife club arrowwoods  

 

Find a wood for wildlife spotting

wellies    
nature detectives wildlife club arrowexplore a magical wood

 find a Woodland Trust wood near you
 

 

Walk to School Week

These sheets are ideal for national Walk to School Week, 19 - 23 May 2014.

Turn your walk to school, or home, into a wildlife adventure!

Email us your pictures and stories about what you've spotted on your journey to or from school to see them published on the website:

naturedetectives@woodlandtrust.org.uk
 

 

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Like these ideas? Join our CLUB

Get fresh ideas all year-round when your family, school or group joins our nature detectives CLUB
 

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.

And it's great value, from just £12 for a whole year of fun!

see the latest kit you get when you join the nature detectives CLUB buy now button

 
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