Cob Oven building at Brandon Marsh Part 2

The update on the cob oven from Matt, our Youth Engagement Officer. Taken from our blog for young people: The sand castle acts as a template to build the cob around and will be scraped away at the end to reveal the oven cavityMixing the cob bare-footed is what makes this so much fun!Many thanks… Continue reading Cob Oven building at Brandon Marsh Part 2

Mud pies and leaf kebabs: diary of a Nature Tots mum

A lovely  post from Donna, one the many parents who brings her son to Nature Tots, our regular session for 2-4 year olds: On a Friday morning after the school run I get home with Harry and ask him if he wants to start getting ready for Nature Tots. “Yayyy!” is normally his response, with… Continue reading Mud pies and leaf kebabs: diary of a Nature Tots mum

Reptiles and amphibians taster session – the distinctive smell of the grass snake…

All spring and summer we've been running Taster Sessions. They're aimed at people who don't have much knowledge about a subject but want to learn the basics. Past sessions have included Spring Butterflies, Bird Basics, Tracks and Signs, Summer Trees and last week was the turn of the Reptiles and Amphibians. It was led by Sarah,… Continue reading Reptiles and amphibians taster session – the distinctive smell of the grass snake…

Dunchurch Meadow restoration

A post from Ben, our Wildlife Engagement Officer, about the latest stage of the Coronation Meadows project in Warwickshire: It was all hands on deck this week to help restore Dunchurch meadow in the village of Dunchurch on the outskirts of Rugby. The Trust’s regular army of enthusiastic conservation volunteers, or as we call them,… Continue reading Dunchurch Meadow restoration

The Puss Moths: From Caterpillar to Cocoon

So anyone that follows us on Twitter, or likes us on Facebook, will know that we've been rearing various caterpillars in the office. The WKWT office bears a passing resemblance to a 9 year old boy's bedroom (minus all the dirty washing): we have a Natural History shelf, on which we collect interesting artefacts like… Continue reading The Puss Moths: From Caterpillar to Cocoon

Cob Oven Building at Brandon Marsh Part 1

This is a post stolen straight from our Youth Engagement Officer's blog wkwtyoungpeople.wordpress.com about his ongoing project to build a cob oven at Brandon Marsh. If you want to find out more about the work that Warwickshire Wildlife Trust does with young people, then do make sure that you read the blog. It's a different side… Continue reading Cob Oven Building at Brandon Marsh Part 1

The illusive incredible edible dormouse

This post comes from Sarah, our Conservation Management Officer. It also featured in the blog of The Wild Outside, a site dedicated to citizen science. In my previous job roles I was lucky enough to work closely with dormice. Not just the common hazel dormouse, but the less-common edible dormouse as well. Unfortunately when the… Continue reading The illusive incredible edible dormouse