Woodland Trust

Nature DetectivesNature's Calendar

Enjoy the wonders of autumn with fresh ideas from nature detectives, run by the Woodland Trust

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frogPond dipping activities

Great ideas and tips for pond
dipping or exploring streams
out in the woods.

Pond dipping 

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amphibian spotsnature detectives wildlife club arrowamphibian ID sheet

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nature detectives wildlife club arrowidentify more pond creatures with Pond Conservation



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Water can be dangerous so please be careful, respect nature and stay SAFE - Stay  Away  From the  Edge

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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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