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Kendal Kingfishers

 
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Kendal Kingfishers meet on Tuesdays once a month, at Plumgarths, Cumbria Wildlife Trust's Headquarters near Kendal. Sessions run from 5.30pm-6.45pm for children aged 6+. In the spring and summer months, sessions usually take place in the grounds of Plumgarths – wellies and outdoor clothing are recommended for the fun activities e.g. pond dipping, minibeasting, tree games, moth identification. There is no membership fee, just £1.50 per session. There are a few spaces for new members, but numbers are limited to 20 children. For more information and to book on the next session please contact Cumbria Wildlife Trust on 01539 816300.

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Wildlife Trading Post Game on Tuesday 9th Feb

Come along to Tuesday's Kingfishers watch club. We will be doing a variety of fun wildlife-themed challenges, puzzles, crafts and games to earn points and hopefully become the winning team!

Age 6+ at Plumgarths from 5.30-6.45pm

Plumgarths Big Garden Bird Watch 16.1.16

Def bring warm clothes tomorrow morning for the bird count. Also no Saturday morning lye in as we meet at 8.45am for a 9am start.

Can wait!

Bat Walk

Don't forget tomorrow night we are meeting at Gooseholme (near St Georges Church and weir) and will be going on a bat walk. From 7.30-8.30pm and bring warm clothes

Bakbooth Lot Nature Reserve - Saturday 11th July

Blog written by Liz (young volunteer):

This month’s Wildlife Watch meeting was spent exploring a nature reserve, complete with ponds, woodland, fell and meadow.

Most of the time we spent at the pond, looking for insects, frogs and other wildlife. Everyone had to be very careful where they were putting their feet because there were tiny animals everywhere! It was not long before we found some tiny frogs and toads – one person ended up with a frog going in their pocket!

There were also lots of dragonflies and damselflies, including some that had just transformed from nymph and were waiting for their wings to dry . The group also found at least four dragonfly nymph exoskeletons.

Amongst the group’s other finds were grasshoppers, a large black and blue beetle that bit the person who picked it up, leafhoppers and cuckoo spit, various moths and butterflies, some little red fungi, and some leeches we saw swimming around in the pond and sometimes emerging from the water into the mud. Some of the leeches we saw were huge – about half an arm long!

Overall it was a great session enjoyed by all (not just the kids!)

Bakbooth Lot Nature Reserve - Saturday 11th July

Blog written by Liz (young volunteer):

This month’s Wildlife Watch meeting was spent exploring a nature reserve, complete with ponds, woodland, fell and meadow.

Most of the time we spent at the pond, looking for insects, frogs and other wildlife. Everyone had to be very careful where they were putting their feet because there were tiny animals everywhere! It was not long before we found some tiny frogs and toads – one person ended up with a frog going in their pocket!

There were also lots of dragonflies and damselflies, including some that had just transformed from nymph and were waiting for their wings to dry . The group also found at least four dragonfly nymph exoskeletons.

Amongst the group’s other finds were grasshoppers, a large black and blue beetle that bit the person who picked it up, leafhoppers and cuckoo spit, various moths and butterflies, some little red fungi, and some leeches we saw swimming around in the pond and sometimes emerging from the water into the mud. Some of the leeches we saw were huge – about half an arm long!

Overall it was a great session enjoyed by all (not just the kids!)

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