Woodland Trust

Nature DetectivesNature's Calendar

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

 nature detectives


Springhawthorn blossom

It's a brilliant time to explore the woods,
as the natural world bursts into life -
fresh, green leaves; bluebells blooming;
bees buzzing and butterflies fluttering.

Get stuck in with free ideas and downloads.

stack of resources  
150 spring downloads

spotter sheets, art sheets, puzzles


Create - download the adventure booklet 
adventure booklets

jam-packed with outdoor
ideas for fun in the woods


leaf quiz 

leaf, twig and blossom ID sheets,
puzzles, colouring and fab facts



70 activity sheets and ideas


woodland log book 

woodland log booklet

printable activity book



ladybirdladybird activities

British ladybird ID sheet, facts,
ladybird pacman game, dominoes 


pond dipping

ID sheets, tips, colouring sheets


small tortoiseshell butterfly 

spot, feed, colour in


indoor fun, ideal for rainy days

puzzles, quizzes and online games 


snail racing kit stickers 

snail racing kit

race track, tips, medals


explore a magical wood

find a Woodland Trust wood near you


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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, autumn 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 :O)

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

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