Eighteen families joined us for our Family Wildlife Explorer event at Drinkfield Marsh Local Nature Reserve in Darlington on Saturday 25th July. We spend the first part of the afternoon watching bees that were sipping nectar on the masses of black knapweed that was flowering in the meadow. We then used sweeping nets and catch other insects and looked at them with magnifying pots, and looked for mini-beasts under trees, having great fun using pooters. We then divided into teams and played our mini-beast who-eats-who game. We were all grateful for the refreshments that the Friends of Drinkfield Marsh provided. We finished off by doing a wild flower scavenger hunt with Natalie from Groundwork and creating some attractive wildlife colour pallets.
We are looking forward to doing more family wildlife activities on the sit in the future.
Photographs by photography student Megan Dobbyn