Spring is a magical time of year when everything in nature feels fresh and new. As well as our suggested activities, you can also find loads of spotting sheets to download, information and ideas for yet more things to do outdoors on the Wildlife Watch website.
Download your spring checklist
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Your 10 Fab 40 spring adventures start here……
1. Wonder at magical bluebells in an ancient bluebell wood
Stretched out between the trees, carpets of bluebells cover the woodland floor in late April / early May. Simply magic! There’s loads of information about plants and flowers through the seasons on the Wildlife Watch website!
2. Spot a mad March hare or two
Look out for hares bounding madly across the fields. You might even witness a boxing match between a pair of potential mates! The Woodland Trust have some fascinating facts about hares, and all sorts of other wildlife, on their website.
3. Encounter spring lambs down on the farm
Visit a local farm park or open farm to meet new lambs close up. Find information about some of the places you can visit lambs in Suffolk on the National Trust website, and keep an eye on the local press for more ideas!
5. Watch a very special show – ‘Strictly Skydancing’
6. Discover signs of pirates in a country churchyard
Find skull and crossbones carved deep in old gravestones. There are so many treasures hidden away in churchyards!
7. Listen out for a Tawny Owl
Britain’s largest common owl is rarely seen, but often heard. Woodlands, parks and gardens are the haunt of the nocturnal Tawny Owl, so why no go outside and open your ears after dark. Check out the RSPB website for everything you need to know about these majestic birds.
8. Look out for frogspawn in your local pond
9. Prepare a wild salad
10. Spring clean your local area
A litter-free environment is good for wildlife. Take time to tidy up a little and make a big difference. There are lots of hints and tips on arranging a little pick in Suffolk on the Suffolk Recycles website.