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Mansfield & Ashfield

 
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Our Watch Group was launched in October 2012, for young people aged over 8 in the Mansfield & Ashfield area. We do lots of fun activities exploring our local nature reserves. We meet at St Mark's Church Hall, Nottingham Road, Mansfield on the first Saturday of each month, 10.30 - 12.30am. Come and join in the fun! As this group is now quite full, to book your first session please contact: Sarah Spurry, Watch Leader, email:sarah.spurry@ntlworld.com or phone 07885169111

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Look out - there's a hyena behind you!

The Wildlife Watch team at Creswell Crags - February 2017

February 2017 - Ice Age Trip to Creswell Crags

A visit to the limestone gorge on the border between Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

Caves, hard hats, fossilized bones, rock art, mammoth climbing frames and huge willow mammoths too.

Great day out - back in time to the ice age and Neanderthals. We also saw European cave spiders and their fascinating egg sacs which look like tear shaped white pendants with a glistening yellow centre.

2017 - January - Budding Detectives

All about buds and twigs and a drawing session.

Some basic drawing techniques were shared and the children now have drawing books to record the nature they find "on their doorstep".

Some brilliant twig skeletons were created in the park.

December 2016 - Go Nuts!

It's Christmas again.

Fruits and nuts - drawings and a walk to find the fruit and nuts on the trees.

Christmas logs and ribbons.

Grime Busters - November 2016

Reduce, re-use, recycle.

Focus was on seagulls on landfill sites, buying loose veg where possible, plastic bags, rabbit food, compost, hot bin composting, fuel economy cars, slugs and dog poo, snails, worms, woodlice, detritus, fungus, bacteria, mushrooms.

....and we made mini wormeries for the children to take home!