Wednesday, 26 November 2008

Wildlife watchers...

I was lucky enough to accompany my husband as he did some small mammal trapping with a local nursery school last week. Using humane traps that he uses to monitor and survey small mammals such as mice and voles, he took the children around the field carefully opening each trap in turn, hoping to find something to show them. It was wonderful to watch their little faces eagerly watch and wait...



This little woodmouse was in one of the last traps that we checked, we had a look at him and then released him back again. It is great to show children wildlife, to help them understand what they share their gardens with and how they should treat wildlife with kindness. I love doing things like this as children remind you to stop and wonder at the smaller things in life, whether its a mouse or a walk kicking leaves, it's all so important.

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