We are learning to identify trees, in winter we can use their bark, the shape of the tree and their buds.  The Ash tree has black buds and the branches look they smile as the ends point upwards.  The Oak has brown buds with lots of buds at the end of the twig.  The Sycamore tree has large green buds.

In Forest School we are helping the birds that live in our local area.  The children made their own bird feeders.  The treat is packed full of energy to keep birds going, especially important in cold weather.  We used lard to combine all our ingredients together, this is a good source of energy for the birds.  The children added bird seed, dried meal worms and mixed dry fruit into the bowl and using our hands mixed all the ingredients together.  They then squashed the mixture on a pine cone creating a ball shape.

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