Whispers from the Wood, Ep 4: Animal Tracks & Signs

James is out walking in a conifer forest today and he's found some interesting clues to animal activity. This is a good opportunity to examine animal tracks & signs, as we uncover what has been feeding on the spruce cones. Also you can learn abut how to identify the Sitka Spruce tree, one of our most common forestry trees in the UK.

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Wild Detectives: Tracking & Animal Signs

Join us again during a day of nature education for children as they become Wild Detectives for a day at our Forest School. In our second video we head out tracking with the kids looking for wild animal prints and other signs. Then the kids get to dissect barn owl pellets ot see what this nocturnal predator has been hunting. It's amazing what you find in nature when you really look.
This activity makes a great session for Key Stage 1 & 2 school children and we often work with school groups delivering outdoor education on a range of topics. If you'd like to get in touch with us to find out how we can rewild your school curriculum then please get in touch.
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Thanks to our Wild Detectives for being YouTube stars for the day. Thanks also to their families for letting us film them.
In Part 3 of this series we take the kids on a minibeast hunt armed with our trusty magnifying glasses.

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My Moment of Nature Connection

It shouldn't be hard to reconnect with nature. All we need to do is to start looking and listening. This video was made without planning, I just wanted to share what I had seen and heard with our audience to demonstrate how simple and accessible it is to reconnect with nature. Anyone can do it, everyone should do it. I encourage everyone to take time out of their busy lives to spend on their own, immersed in nature.

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Mindfulness in Nature: Using Animal Senses

I show how animals in the woods can inspire us to engage all our senses when experiencing the natural world through mindfulness. These are techniques you can use yourself whilst exploring the outdoors. Let's explore; owl eyes, deer ears, badger nose, squirrel fingers and adder tongue.

Presented by Counsellor, Life Coach and Mindfulness in the Woods Practitioner, Lea Kendall from Woodland Classroom.

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