Thursday 20th March 2014: Materials Workshop – Nest Making and Seed Bombs

Coming at the very start of the season our March meeting was packed
with springtime activities!

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Wildlife Explorers learned all about the reasons that birds build nests and the properties of the materials they select to make them.
 
 
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Volunteer Adam tested twigs to see if they were comfortable. He concluded that they were more comfortable when they were layered with something softer too!
 
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We all tried to make our own nests and all the designs were tested out with real eggs (only these were chocolate ones!).
 
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There were some brilliant creations and Phoenix members Will and Joe created a nest in a very unusual setting, just like real birds do sometimes – they chose to build inside a glove!

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Our craft activity was making a variety of seed bombs – packed with wildflower seeds like cowslip, teasel and poppies – packaged carefully with clay and compost so that wherever they land they will germinate and go ‘Ka-bloom!’
 
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 Explorers Harriet, Tilly and Ben shared a very special Mortimer Moment at this meeting in recognition of their fantastic fundraising efforts. The children made an incredible £155 for The RSPB’s ‘Giving Nature a Home’campaign by baking and selling cakes and biscuits with their school friends Josh and Jacob. We all agree that this was a very well deserved Mortimer Moment!
 
 
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