We headed straight down to the barn, where Bug Mad Girl got stuck into some papier mache. She was helping to make a lapwing head that would eventually be painted and stuck up on the wall of the barn. She was quite happy to be elbow deep in a bucket of glue !
|Honest, it's a lapwing!|
We looked at a selection of different birds nests and some skulls. There's something fascinating about bones and it was very interesting to look at the different types of beaks that each bird had.
|Nests of all shapes and sizes|
|Barn owl skull|
|Pixie cups or golf tees?|
The kids couldn't resist helping with the sightings board ...
|The very rare orange winged monkey bird!|
|Hawthorn not quite in flower, but very close|
While we were in the visitor centre, I spotted 'Spring' on sale. I fought off the urge to race around the centre waving it above my head, but how exciting to actually see it on sale.
I think we're already pretty wild at heart, but it was still another brilliant morning at College Lake.
You can find out more about the Wild At Heart campaign at http://www.bbowt.org.uk/wildatheart.