If you go down to the woods today…

Skye was invited to her friends for a couple of hours and we had planned to take the girls to the woods in search of hazelnut shells to identify whether or not dormice live there. This was prompted by watching BBCs Autumnwatch programme and then logging onto the Woodland Trust website, printing off ways to identify which woodland animal has been nibbling at the nuts.

Despite Skye going to her friends, Poppy was still very excited about going on a woodland walk so, armed with pencil, notepad and magnifying glass,  we headed out to Fermyn woods (it was not our intention to go here but the woods we were looking for seemed to be non-existent so ended up here instead!)

We found many nutshells, mostly hazelnuts and acorns and we believe that they may have been nibbled by dormice when comparing to the sheet we had printed off. 

We thoroughly enjoyed our woodland walk and there is so much information on the Woodland Trust website – sheets to identify things such as fungi, berries, trees, birds and insects so will definitely be revisiting that site to make our future walks more interesting!


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