Despite being the coldest and darkest time of the year, there’s a wonderland of wildlife experiences waiting to be had during the winter months - so wrap up your young ones in preparation for their wildest winter yet!
Grab your gloves, pull on your wellies and immerse yourselves in The Wildlife Trusts’ brrr-illiant route to spending time with nature this Christmas. My Wild Winter is jam-packed with ideas, places to go and things to do. All will help families to explore nature and wild places, at home or on days out over the festive period.
Exploring nature at a young age can bring a lifetime of pleasure and winter offers a multitude of wildlife experiences to be had – build a shelter for yourself and a nest box for a bird, muck about with snow, ice and in the dark and identify wildlife from the tracks and signs they leave behind. Look out for deer, foxes, rabbits and different types of bird prints.
Chief Executive of Norfolk Wildlife Trust, Brendan Joyce, said: ““Keeping warm and finding food are the top tasks for much wildlife at this time of year. With food in short supply, many animals venture out into the open which can make it easier for us to spot wildlife in winter. It’s a great time to look for animal tracks too - in the snow, frost or mud! We’d love for young curious minds to escape the central heating, see how cold their noses can go, and explore and discover their local winter wildlife."
My Wild Winter activity guides, linked in the pods below, are our free downloadable guides to wildlife, habitats and activities to look out for and try this winter!
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