Did you know that in February:
Frogs come and out from where they have been hibernating during the winter,
sheltering from the cold winter weather and predators. They head towards the
pond where they hatched out. So determined to get there they do not even stop
to feed. The female mates, lays her eggs and then leaves the pond to search for
Badgers give birth to their cubs. They are kept worm by their mothers body and
the thick bedding of bracken.
What to look for in February.
How many of these things will you see?
catkins on branches
lichen on a tree
a snail sleeping inside it's shell
Things to do:
Making bark rubbings
Trees are covered by a protective layer called bark. Making a wax rubbing
allows you to take a closer look.
Hold a piece of white paper against a tree and rub a wax crayon over the paper,
using long smooth strokes.
When you get home, wash watery paint over the rubbings to see them more
Why not go on a mini-beast hunt or learn the names of wild flowers and fungi. In Kent
there are many different events that are free or ask for a small donation. Some of
the websites are listed below.
The RSPB has several sites in Kent that are usually inexpensive to visit.
This is a brilliant site to visit that is packed with ideas.