Wildlife Explorer families gathered for a Treasure Hunt in glorious spring sunshine at Tittesworth Water, a Severn Trent Water site near Leek in the Staffordshire Moorlands. As well as the fabulous vista of the reservoir itself there were many incredible views of the nearby Roaches.
Leaders had secreted clues in a series of natural locations, each identified with a cleverly rhyming riddle. Explorers hunted out the clues and, with only a few hints, found all of them.
Finally the treasure itself was located, our very own Treasure(r), Tim Wilson, who treated everyone to a very welcome ice cream!
Throughout the meeting chiffchaffs were singing, these tiny brown warblers are migrants newly-arrived from Africa to breed in Britain. There were many signs of spring in evidence – wild garlic coming into bud, blackthorn in blossom and lesser celandine flowering. Explorers spotted a wide range of wildlife on the trail of treasure including tufted duck, treecreeper, butterbur and marsh marigold.
The group had a fantastic time and we’re sure families will be back to visit Tittesworth Water again soon.