Summer is the perfect time for spending long lazy days outside in the sunshine. 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.
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Your 10 Fab 40 summer adventures start here……
2. See a meteor shower
Can you catch sight of a falling star? August is the time of the ‘Perseid’ meteor shower. Why not camp out on a clear night and try a spot of star-gazing? Find out information about what you might see in the night sky on the Britannica Kids Website.
3. Spot the blue flash of a kingfisher from a riverside path
5. Go fishing for crabs
Have a crabbing competition down on the quayside at Walberswick, or other spots along our Suffolk coast. There’s lots of information about the best Suffolk crabbing spots on the Suffolk Coast website.
6. Put a toe in the water down at the stream
Explore how it feels to walk barefoot across a natural stream. Some Suffolk villages have a ford where the stream goes across the road. Find what to look out for in our streams and rivers on the Wildlife Watch website.
7. Take a swim in the sea
From the sandy shores of Lowestoft right down to Felixstowe, taste the salty sea spray. Look out for Suffolk’s top blue flag beaches too. Check out the Visit Suffolk website for loads of information about Suffolk’s fabulous beaches!
8. Simply lay back, look and listen
9. Watch dragonflies hunting over the water
Can you count their wings as they rest on reeds by the water’s edge down at the river, on the marshes or by the local pond? Check out the Wildlife Watch website and create your own spotter sheet, then see how many different types of dragonfly you can tick off!
10. Discover the beauty of butterflies on a meadowland stroll
Admire their different colours and wonderful wing patterns. Are there 3 different types to identify in your meadow? Suffolk Wildlife Trust has lots of information about all sorts of invertebrates on their website!