You just can’t beat a brisk walk on a beautiful cold winter’s day, with frosty cobwebs and shiny berries adorning trees and bushes. 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 winter adventures start here……
2. Hunt for treasure on the shore
3. Take a night time walk
Grab a torch. Wrap up warm. The natural world after dark is a fascinatingly different sort of place. There’s lots of information about what you might see if you look up at the night sky on the Britannica Kids website.
4. Find the biggest tree in the park or wood
Track down the tallest or the one with the widest spread of branches, or perhaps find the tree with the largest trunk. Which one will you crown ‘King of the Wood’? There is lots of information about trees and all sorts of other plants on the DK Find Out website.
6. Photograph a frosty morning to share with the world
7. Build a nest box and put it up in your garden
Get ready for spring with February’s National Nest Box Week. Construct a new nesting place from off-cuts of wood. Give it a good garden location and wait to see who moves in. Find more information on the National Nest Box Week website.
8. Spot snowdrops in the woods
9. Take part in the world’s biggest bird survey
10. Watch a robin in your garden and dig them up some dinner