Did you know that in May:
Fruit trees will burst into blossom and the branches become busy with bees
and other insects collecting pollen.
At this time of year the riverbanks are bursting with life. Kingfishers feed
her young that are hiding in the sandy banks, whilst the mallard ducklings
follow her mother.
Dragonflies, damselflies and mayflies can be seen flying across the waters.
Mayflies spend a year or more as nymphs and before they leave the water and take their
adult form. Their adult life lasts only one day because they cannot feed; their only goal is
to mate and lay eggs before they die.
How many of these things will you see?
a fern uncurling
a ladybird flying
broken egg shells
Things to do:
Find an area where many dandelions are
growing and pick one. Look at the stem
– a white liquid or sap will be oozing out.
You can use this white sap as an invisible ink!
Just draw on a piece of paper using the stem sap. It will be very
difficult to read. Leave to dry and your picture or message will then
be clear to see!
Be careful when handling dandelions, as the sap can occasionally cause skin irritation
in people with very sensitive skin, and may also stain clothes, so use with care!