The Edinburgh Wildlife Watch group arranges a variety of fun activities and events for children aged 5 to 10. From nature trails to scavenger hunts, arts and crafts to fungal forays, there are loads of cool ways to get closer to wildlife in your area.
31 January 2016 10:00 - 12:00 Totally Tropical Party! Holyrood Park Ranger Centre
What better way to get rid of those mid-winter blues than having a tropical party?! We will find out where the tropics are and why they're different to Scotland. From pineapples to birds of paradise - why not come along and discover the colourful plants and wildlife that lives in our tropics?
28 February 2016 10:00 - 12:00 Hungry birds and sleepy animals Holyrood Park Ranger Centre
It's hard getting up in the morning when it's cold and dark so no wonder some animals don't bother and hibernate till the spring! It's difficult for birds to find food in the winter so why not give them a helping hand? Join us to find out more about hibernation and make your own seed feeder to give the birds a treat!
20 March 2016 10:00 - 12:00 March Migration Holyrood Park Ranger Centre
Some birds and animals travel a long way each year to find food, somewhere to live and a place to bring up their young. When you think of migration, you probably imagine geese flying south for the winter but many other animals also migrate, including frogs and toads! March is a key time for migration as creatures are on the move so when better to find out more, join us for March migration madness!
17 April 2016 19:45 - 20:45 Spring Bat Walk Meet at - Holyrood Park Ranger Centre
Urban bats, yes there are, right in the middle of your city! Join us for our short bat walk to see the bats of Holyrood park at dusk.
This was a popular session last year so please book in advance. Please note - the session will be an hour and we won’t have access to the ranger centre.
29 May 2016 10:00 - 12:00 Brilliant Bawsinch! Meet at - the tall metal gates at Bawsinch Nature Reserve
There’s a lot to see and do at Bawsinch! Come and explore the reserve, visit the hide to spot the birds on the loch and see what you can find in the ponds! We will also see if we can give an insect a holiday in an insect hotel!
19 June 2016 10:00 - 12:00 River Life Meet at - Water of Leith Centre, Colinton
Come and join us on the banks of Edinburgh’s river - The Water of Leith! The waterway snakes through the city providing a haven for wildlife making it great fun to explore. Together we will discover the water’s history and wildlife as well as doing some river dipping (subject to water levels) so come along and see what you can catch!
28 August 2016 10:00 - 12:00 Go Wild with a Ranger! Meet at - Holyrood Park Ranger Centre
Meet the Holyrood park rangers and find out about the wildlife in the park and how they look after it
25 September 2016 19:00 - 20:00 Bats and their Boxes!
Bonkers for bats? Join us for an evening bat walk in Holyrood Park. We will take our bat detectors and see if we can spot some furry flying mammals.
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