This day involves getting your hands dirty through creating/building habitats for wildlife, allowing you to get up close to nature and learn a bit about the species you come across. Run by our Park Ranger and the Rabbit Ings Team, the first part of the day will be spent:
- Building bug hotels
- Den building
- Creating nesting habitats
There is a large range of wildlife in the park and providing appropriate habitats for them throughout the year is a key part of ensuring their survival. You will play an important role in this process through the things you create during this activity.
The afternoon will then be spent taking part in some fun activities. We have an outdoor classroom at Rabbit Ings and often welcome local school children along to find out more about nature. It’s here where you will go:
- Pond dipping
- Bug hunting
- Art in Nature – collecting materials and creating a work of art!
- Small mammal observation
You will have the opportunity to help identify the creatures you find, our Park Ranger will tell you about the species you come across, and you can compete against your colleagues to see how many different species you can find.
We will provide all materials and equipment for the day, including gloves, but please make sure you wear suitable clothing and footwear. We are committed to keeping you safe while you work with us. You will be supported by our Green Team, who will give you safety briefings and the materials, tools and protective clothing (gloves) needed to do the job.