Somerset Kingfisher Award
The Kingfisher Award Scheme has been running in Somerset for 10 years and is coordinated by Louise Kennedy and Michelle Easton.
The 2017 theme is – “What is in a meadow?”
The field days will be held in a wildflower meadow with a pond at one end and a cobnut orchard at the other.
The Activity Stations
Worms, Soils and Crops: We will be holding worms, examining there physiology and learning how they are vital to maintaining healthy soils. In the crops section we will learn to recognize a variety of crops and exploring the processes they go through to become the foods we all know.
Hedges, Meadows & Dragonflies: The children will play a hedgerow game which will get them running around and test their memories, this will help them to learn to identify trees and flowers. We will also be looking at live specimens of Dragonfly, Damselflies and moths, their nymphs and larva and discovering the secret lives they lead.
Barn Owl Detectives: Henrys farm is a haven for barn owls so this session will teach the children about owls. They will meet and hold a friendly barn owl and be able to see its wings, feathers, eyes and claws and how specialized they are. This is followed by dissection of owl pellets to investigate what the owls have been eating and identify some of the bones present in the pellet. This is used to show where the owl fits into the food chain and the wildlife environment.
The Somerset Kingfisher Award presentation picnic took place on Tuesday 11th July 2017 and we were greeted with downpours of rain at Henry and Richard Lang’s Farm in Curry Rivel.
However, the rain did not dampen the spirits…read more
The KAS is entirely reliant on sponsorship money, charitable donations, and volunteers. If you would like to make a donation or offer your time to help please contact the FWAG SouthWest office on: 01823 660684 or email: email@example.com