Please watch our short film about wildlife gardening.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OvcRvGl-Q5YDandelion 1

We are challenging you to find your dandelions and take photographs of the insects that visit them. We explain all about the importance of dandelions in the film. They are great for spotting insects because they grow on waste ground and pavements, so even if you don’t have a garden you can still spot things when you are out and about on your daily exercise. They are starting to go to seed now so if they have, grab a handful to plant for next year and maybe take a photograph of the beautiful ‘dandelion clocks’. Email us at (which email? This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

Dandelion Clocks?Dandelion

Does anyone else remember using dandelion seed heads as ‘clocks’, to ‘tell the time’, blowing on the seed head until it was empty and then counting how many times you had to blow to make all the ‘fairies’ fly away and then saying ‘that’s x o’clock’. Do email us and let us know your memories.

If you would like to spot more things, please go to www.wildclassrooms.org and register and there with your spottings. The species we are spotting in May are Cow Parsley, Orange Tip Butterfly, Great Tit, Hawthorn and anything of your own choice.

A big thank you to John Bassett (Spaniel in the Works) and Tom Wickham-Bassett for donating their time to our charity during lockdown to bring us this film.

 

Stroud Valleys Project is a limited company,
registered in England and Wales

Registered number: 2224016    

Registered charity number: 900107

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Stroud Valleys Project

8 Threadneedle Street

Stroud

Gloucestershire

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Tel: 01453 753358

Email: info@stroudvalleysproject.org

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