Open Day, Sat March 26 – Frogspawn Egg Hunt and Conservation work!

This Saturday, from 1.00 to 4.00, is our first “last Saturday of the month” Open Day at Dacres Wood Nature Reserve.

As well as just having a look round this rather special local space, we hope visitors will take the opportunity to meet members of our committee who will be around, and learn more about what we do.  In particular, we’re hoping to see artists from Sydenham and other local festivals thinking about using the reserve as a place to show their work.

We will also be laying on some activities.  New Friends committee member, and local Mum, Dani is planning:

a frogspawn themed egg hunt kind of thing for the kids? Something along the lines of… Each kid has a sheet of paper with the frogspawn life cycle printed on it, however the images are blanked out, they hunt for the (plastic) eggs which have next to them (or in them, if we can get some big hollow eggs?) a picture of a stage of the life cycle – the aim being to complete the life cycle and assemble/draw it in the right order.
An activity in the courtyard too for both kids and adults – your own veggie seed to take home? Could be pretty straightforward – use newspaper rolled into a small pot and I have lots of spare tomato seeds (and perhaps some other things)
I’ll be doing some conservation work – marking, maybe digging up invasive species such as cherry laurel, and getting a wheel barrow to move some rubbish dumped over a back fence – so volunteers to help with this welcome.
The paths round the pond are still flooded, and other paths are a bit muddy, so practical footwear please – although we do have eight pairs of adult wellies, and three for kids we can lend!

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