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Saturday Safari Club:
First ‘feathery’ session is a success

The first session of Pierrepont’s new Saturday Safari Club took place last weekend. The theme was ‘birds through the winter’ and we spent the two hours discussing the strategies birds use to survive the winter weather. We tried to race a migrating Swallow, made bird feeders and hung them up in the woodland, and looked at the structure of feathers under the microscope. Each of the participants received their own notebooks and have already been busy making notes and drawing pictures to record the things we do each month.

A close up picture of a Pheasant's flight feather.

A close up picture of a Pheasant’s flight feather.

The club has been very popular so I have decided to run an afternoon session as well. We will run the same programme of activities as the morning session on the same days but at 1:30 – 3:30pm. Due to the large number of children I already had on a waiting list, I only have two places available for the afternoon session. If you have a budding young naturalist who may be interested in joining this new venture please contact Annika Rees, Pierrepont’s Education Officer. The next Saturday Safari Club will take place on the 19th March.