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Ipswich

 
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Ipswich Wildlife Watch Group is Suffolk's only urban group. The group meets on the second saturday of each month betweeen 10am-Noon in Holywells Park in Ipswich. The park has many different habitats and is a great place to see wildlife in the town. To find out more about the group, email: wildlifewatchipswich@hotmail.com

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Group news and diary

Birdlife!

Birdlife! We had a brilliant Birdlife session last month seeing lots of different birds that live in Holywells park. We were lucky enough to see and feed lots of birds and their young, from goslings to very fluffy moorhen chicks and ducklings. We then had lots of fun doing a bird themed quiz and going on a scavenger hunt finding lots of natural materials to use when creating our very own bird nests. Unfortunately July’s session is cancelled, apologies for any inconvenience caused. Please do join us however on the 8th of August at the Stable block, Holywells Park for our Bees and Butterflies themed morning, 10am – 12pm.

Marvellous Mini beasts!

We found lots of marvellous mini beasts on our mini beast hunt in our last session, from crawling centipedes, busy bees to slimy slugs and wiggly worms! We had lots of fun on our invertebrate themed scavenger hunt and then creating some brilliant natural bug art with our finds! We finished the session by acting out the creatures we had found, then making a home for the park’s resident mini beasts out of elder that we whittled and hollowed out. Join us at 10am – 12pm next month on the 13th of June in Holywells Park at the Stable block entrance for our Birdlife themed morning.

Save the Frogs Day!

Puddles were a plenty at our last Wildlife Watch session, providing perfect weather for our froggy friends on our Save the Frogs themed morning! After completing our fab frog trails and activities, we were lucky enough to find frogs spawn and emerging tadpoles and not forgetting a duck with her ducklings too! Join us next session on the 9th of May 10am -12pm for our Mini beast morning!

Save the frogs day

We had a lovely morning in Holywells Park for our last Watch meeting with signs of spring all around us! Join us next month on the 11th of April for our Save the Frogs day to learn all about our froggy friends!

Upcoming Events 2013

- Sat September 14th 2013: Mysteries of the water world
From scorpions to shrimps, beetles to boatmen, we’ll be exploring the ponds and streams in the park to search for all sorts of weird and wonderful creatures. *PRE-BOOKING REQUIRED*

- Sat October 12th 2013: Fantastic fungi!
Fungi are fascinating things, and come in all shapes and sizes. Come along and find out more about them. We’ll also be exploring how the park has changed now it’s autumn.

- Sat November 9th 2013: Hidden Holywells
Where has all the wildlife gone? We will be looking at how different animals prepare for winter, and will be exploring the sometimes overlooked trees of Holywells.

- Sat December 14th 2013: Winter Wonderland!
Exploring the sights and sounds of winter, we will be discovering how the park has changed in the past few months. We will also be crafting wreathes and other decorations from natural materials that we find on the woodland floor.

For more details or to let us know that you are planning to come along please contact: wildlifewatchipswich@hotmail.com

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