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Spring 2013

Oh Dear! I have just found that I have not updated this page for over a year! Apologies.
We held or April Signs of Spring meeting yesterday at langdon Nature Reserve. The wind was light so it was not as cold as it has been these past few weeks.
We started the day by making baskets in which to hold the mini nests (chocolate, all bran and mini eggs!) that we made next. There were lots of offers to lick the spoon!
Next we ventured outside and took a walk to see what signs of spring we could find. As the leaves are not yet on the trees we spotted lots of last years nests, and quite a number of birds - thanks to the eagle eyes of our birdwatchers! We saw Long tailed tits, great tit, blue tit, robins, male and female blackbirds, collared dove, wood pigoen, mallards, moorhens, black headed gull, and we heard a number of Green Woodpeckers. We also saw lots of holes in the trees that the woodpeckers had made.

After Lunch we did a spot of pond dipping. There was quite a lot of life in the water and we caught mayfly nymphs, damselfy nymphs, cased caddis fly larvae, phantom midge larvae, daphnia, and a blood worm. We used microscopes to look at the creature really closely and some looked very gruesome indeed. Finally we did a spot of gardening for our centre manager, and found a female Great Bested Newt curled up in a hollow in a log. After a quick hello, we put her log back in the corner so she could sleep in peace.

Hopefully next month it will be much warmer as we are planning to go looking for the Brilliant Beetles of Langdon Nature Reserve. We meet at 10.30am on 4th May if you fancy joining us!

Merry Christmas!

Just a quick message to all the Junior Rangers out there. Thank you all for coming along to the sessions this year. I hope it has been as fun for you as it has for me and the other leaders. Hopefully you should all receive the new programme in the next couple of weeks. They have been sent. Let me know if you don't.

There are some (hopefully) good things coming up next year - Mountains, survival skills, wildlife gardening, and more.

Have a great christmas, qand don't forget that wildlife will happily eat up your leftover crumbs this christmastime!

Best Wishes

Donna

Oh we do like to be beside the Seaside!!

The day dawned as wet as good could be, and the forecast was for more rain throughout the day. Well it was August in Great Britain what else could we do but go to the beach?

We got onto the buses and headed off for the coast. It carried on raining all the way there. But then it cleared up and eventually the sun came out.

We spent the afternoon rock pooling, and scouring the shore for crabs and other creatures. We found loads of edible and shore crabs, of all different sizes, a pipe fish, lots of Shrimps and even a comb Jelly! It was a great day and all of the Rangers were really good!

Junior Rangers

Junior Rangers

Junior Rangers is a Wildlife Group which helps the country and the county preserving Wildlife new borns and plants. Junior Rangers are exciting and fun and we do mini beast hunting, pond dipping, dragonfly fishing, den buliding, fire lighting, and nature diary and much, much more.

If you want to find out about this stuff come and join us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SS166EB
01268419103
langdon@essexwt.org.uk

Contact Donna on the number and e-mail above

Made by Ben, Owen, Erin

Junior Rangers

Junior Rangers

Junior Rangers is a Wildlife Group which helps the country and the county preserving Wildlife new borns and plants. Junior Rangers are exciting and fun and we do mini beast hunting, pond dipping, dragonfly fishing, den buliding, fire lighting, and nature diary and much, much more.

If you want to find out about this stuff come and join us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SS166EB
01268419103
langdon@essexwt.org.uk

Contact Donna on the number and e-mail above

Made by Ben, Owen, Erin

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