Minibeasts are fascinating and certainly ‘mini’ but imagine we were small too, our gardens and green spaces would seem like huge safari parks with loads of strange beasts. Have a go at designing your own safari park, what would live there and what animals would people most like to see, think about what an animal needs to survive: shelter, food, water – what do you need to provide? What different habitats would be in your safari park; swamp, caves, trees, logs, desert?
You could even think about your safari park as a business; how many people can visit at a time, opening times, how much will you charge people to visit your safari park, what times would the keeper talks be, will you keep people to paths, install safety fencing? The video below will give you some ideas.
What will you need:
- An outdoor space (it doesn’t need to be big)
- Your imagination
How to make a minibeast safari:
- Have a look around and discover what minibeasts live in your garden visit here for instructions on how to do a minibeast hunt.
- Work out which are the most exciting animals/ habitats to visit.
- Write or draw a plan.
- Make a safari/ reserve boundary line with string.
- Make signs welcoming visitors and guiding them around.
- Take your friends and family on the tour.
This activity was developed as part of the Let’s Notice Nature initiative of Earn Your Stripes,
in partnership with Scottish Badgers.
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