Children learn about hedgehog life at Brueton Park - The Solihull Observer

Children learn about hedgehog life at Brueton Park

Solihull Editorial 6th Jun, 2018   0

CHILDREN enjoyed the great outdoors at Brueton Park during half-term.

Under the hedgrows and in the woods a group of youngsters set about building cosy homes for hedgehogs.

They also hunted beetles, woodlice, ‘wiggly’ worms, spiders and ants – the perfect meal for the prickly creatures.

Warwickshire Wildlife Trust hosted a week-long programme of action-packed activities designed to teach children about the environment, plant life and our indigenous wildlife.

The Trust’s education officer Rosie Charles told the group about hedgehogs, why they have prickles, what they like to eat and how they like to live.

On the trek from the Parkridge Centre to the woods the group spotted ducks, moorhens and the park’s terrapin was seen soaking up the sunshine on his favourite rock in the lake.

A family of Canadian geese even came over to say hello to the children as they found out a bit more about woodland life.

Observer photographer Jon Mullis headed down to the woods and got these pictures.

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