RSPB – Give Nature a Home

Feb_eventWrens first event of 2017 was held on Sunday 5 February 2017 in Wrenthorpe Village Hall.

Lesley and David Tompkins, together with Mick Hall came along to talk about wildlife in general and particularly birds.

After a brief talk by David the children had the opportunity to take part in a number of activities including games and making a bird feeder.ADSC05375
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By far the most popular activity was making a bird feeder from an apple, twigs and sunflower seeds from material prepared by Lesley and David.ADSC05368 ADSC05389ADSC05382ADSC05374
Another popular activity was matching a bird with its name on a very ingeniously designed board where when a plug was inserted into the name socket and a metal disk was touched with a lead, a bulb lit up.

Towards the end of the event David gave a slide show of birds that the children would probably be able to recognise and then played, in a different order, their bird song which the children were asked to identify.

This was a good start to the year and the children enjoyed it.