Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Washington Wetland Centre minibeast hunt

We visited the Washington Wetland Centre again on Monday with friends. It isn't long since our last visit but they have some good summer holiday events that are free with entry so it is worthwhile to make the most of them. We joined the staff for a minibeast hunt, where the children were given pots, magnifying glasses and brushes to help them find insects in the purpose built 'hollowood' area. We didn't find much, which meant Harry lost interest quickly but we did enjoy the rest of the visit. 

We fed the very hungry ducks and geese, including some older, still fluffy, babies. We went to the wildlife hide and saw lots of feeding blue tits and coal tits and some beautiful red and blue dragonflies. The children all played well in the play area too.

We noticed that lots of the trees have seed pods hanging from them now so we will be going to collect some soon for identification. 

1 comment:

  1. I think that's the first time they've had to wear jackets in ages! It was a fun day.