Leanne Smart, Education & Community Officer based at the Trust’s Far Ings National Nature Reserve said:
“We’ll suggest an outdoor activity every week and children can earn a virtual hedgehog sticker for taking part. Collect 8 stickers and we’ll send an electronic certificate. It’s a great way to keep kids engaged and learning about wildlife and it can be completed in your own garden or local green space.”
The challenge was launched last week with a ‘Hunt for Minibeasts’ theme. Families found habitats for mini creatures around their homes and gardens. A huge range of creatures were found from slugs and woodlice hiding under like logs, to bumblebees and ladybirds that like to be on flowers in the sunshine.
This week, the challenge is all about ‘Trees’ and looking for trees with flowers. Some trees have catkins and some trees have blossom, other trees have flowers which are very small. Families are being encouraged to look closely at the trees in their garden or near to home.
To take part in the challenge take photos or pictures of what you find or write about your discoveries. You might even feel like writing a poem! Share these on the Lincolnshire Wildlife Trust’s ‘Wild-Time in Lincolnshire’ Facebook page to receive your sticker.
Challenges will be launched every Tuesday on the Wild-Time in Lincolnshire Facebook page. We’ll also be sharing activity ideas and spotter guides for families to download and print at home.