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Bug hunting, Shelters and Stone Towers

Posted: Thursday 30th June 2016 by DevonWildlifeWatch

Wildlife Watch groupBeach Visit

The latest adventure for the Wildlife Watch group from Kingsbridge

Kingsbridge Wildlife Watch Group met at Strete Gate for their June meeting, at the northerly end of Slapton Sands. We explored the hidden area behind the beach with sweep nets, finding an array of grasshoppers and crickets, as well as a beautiful rose chafer that looked like a jewel! Turning over some slate stones we discovered a small slow worm where it was warming itself. We then made shelters in mixed aged teams in the woods, which were so well made, just the right size to fit the team in – and fabulous teamwork! Our meeting ended on the beach amongst the valerian, sea radish and viper’s bugloss, we’d planned some games but the children had different ideas and set to making the tallest stone towers that they could. Most people stayed on afterwards for a picnic as we were so lucky with a great window in the weather for our meeting.

Next time: Down on the farm and insect safari at Scobbiscombe Farm on Saturday 16th July contact Clare on watch.sl@field-studies-council.org for more information. 

 

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