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Wildlife explorer

1. Spend at least 15 minutes each day for a week watching the birds, animals and insects near where you live. Go with an adult you know to a local park, or watch what is happening in your garden or school grounds. Record what you see in a nature notebook.

2. Identify three of each of the following:

**common wild birds

**common butterflies

**wild mammals.

3. Make a feeding station. This could be for hedgehogs, insects, birds, frogs or other creatures that aren't pets. With permission, put it up in a suitable place.

4. Choose and do one of the following.

*Organise an RSPB Big Garden Birdwatch in your garden, local park or school grounds. Invite other Brownies, your friends or family to join in. Make a record of the birds that visit during one hour.

*Watch for and note when migrating birds arrive for the summer or winter.

*With an adult you know, find a pond or stream and study what lives there. Look for insects, fish, amphibians and plants. Make a record of any signs of pollution.

*Visit a nature reserve or country park. Draw pictures or take photographs of at least four different types of trees. Make leaf and bark rubbings. Label them with the names of the trees.

Need some help? (each link opens in a new window)
ARKive Education - Fun stuff
Wildlife Watch
RSPB Youth Site

Brownie Leaders may have more information to help you complete this badge in the Brownie Adventure File 1.

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