Wednesday 11th June 2014: Taster Day

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Leaders from Wildlife Explorers were delighted to be involved in the Bollin Valley Partnership’s 2014 Countryside Taster Day for children with disabilities.

 

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We ran a pond dipping station created from tractor tyres to allow children with mobility problems and wheelchair users easy access to the pond water where they were able to catch and examine a whole range of pond life.
 
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As well as sticklebacks, water boatmen, diving beetle larvae and tadpoles we found an amazing selection of caddis fly larvae in elaborate cases constructed from pond weed and leaves.
 
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Our visitors could also make bug bungalows to take home – small invertebrate homes made from moss, twigs, pine cones and corrugated cardboard rolled into a tube, complete with a string for hanging it up. We made 37 new homes for nature during the day.

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There were lots of activities to try from a climbing wall, pony rides and playing drums to stroking a snake! Visitors could also enjoy face painting and balloon models.  The Leaders found time to enjoy a sneaky icecream!

Photo: Caught eating a sneaky ice-cream at the Bollin Valley Partnership Taster Day! Thanks to our brilliant volunteers Frankie, Susan and Simon for helping out at such a brilliant event!

Leaders had a fabulous day – we can highly recommend this event
for children and young people with disabilities and their carers.

 

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