We hosted a seed themed Nature Experience today at Fort Burgoyne.
The participants brought a family feel, and together they decorated pots to plant Acorns and Conkers as well as cress in cotton wool.
The younger ones learnt about Tree Seeds on the Nature Table, and explored seeds already sprouting roots, as well as all the different shapes and sizes.
We then ventured around the site to see how @wccpnews rangers had cut back areas of scrub to allow the light through for dormant seeds to spring to life. We could already see wild plants emerging in the soil. And could see there was.much bio diversity as a result of cutting back a monoculture of brambles.
Some of the group marched across the yard like soldiers to the Log Circle. Carefully avoiding the busy workforce who are currently restoring this historic monument.
There, we explored the bug hotel and also searched for creatures living under rocks and logs. We discovered dormant Centipedes, Cellar Slugs and Earth Worms.
We then found 3 types of fungus living on a log, and Hannah from @naturalpathwaysbushcraft shared the story of King Alfred's Cakes.
This site brings such an array of wildlife, mixed with military history. Its always a pleasure to assist our participants to delve deeper and connect to the landscape and ecology.
Next week we are still on a tree theme and will study the different types of bark, and see what lays inside a tree. Particpants will also create some art with bark rubbings and Explore different textures.
#seedweek #gaia #seedlings #plantingacorns #growatree
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