Young wildlife explorers on Penryn bug hunt: PICTURES
Wannabe wildlife explorers were given a taste of eco-adventure this week when they hunted bugs, made dens and got creative in Penryn College’s wildlife garden.
The three-day “Eco Explorers” event was organised in association with children’s nature activity promoters Camp Kernow this half term.
Aimed at five to seven year olds, the workshops saw the children pond dipping and making creatures from clay, leaves and sticks.
“They have been building dens and all sorts,” said Alexa Blake, from the college. This is day two of three and I think tomorrow they are building a bonfire and toasting marshmallows. They love it, for the five to seven year olds it’s just fantastic.”
One young explorer, Imogen, showed the Packet the “vampire fly” she had made. “It’s called that because its wings are spiky,” she said, “and it doesn’t harm people but it does hurt other animals.”
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