Our group of nature loving, wildlife watching, budding birders and keen conservationists, is one of the many RSPB youth groups who work together to connect young people to nature. All our sessions provide exciting first hand experiences of nature, games and craft activities. We meet the last Saturday of the month. every month (except at Christmas!) at Sandwich Bay Bird Observatory Field Centre.
The sessions, suitable for 8 to 12 year olds, start at 10am, finish at 2pm and only cost £3. Members need to bring their own lunch, a change of clothes for wet weather and sturdy walking shoes.
We track animals in the fields and woods, go scavenging on the beach and use our great binoculars to identify some of the many species of birds at Sandwich Bay. If you enjoy walking, bug hunting, pond dipping, exploring and learning about wildlife and creating with arts and crafts, you will love Wildlife Explorers.
The Saturday RSPB Wildlife Explorers and Phoenix Crew has a great session out at the Bay on the last Saturday of July where the focus was on insects. They used sweep nets and pooters (suction devices to temporarily catch and examine insects) and found and identified a wide range of insects including about 6 species of ladybird (one of which was a 22 spotted), a wide range of butterflies, some fascinating shield bugs and a cool pink form of meadow grasshopper.
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