Here at RHS Garden Harlow Carr, we're taking a walk on the wild side this half term, giving you the chance to become a wildlife explorer and discover how to help the birds, bugs and bats in your garden at home with a range of activities and workshops!
Ladybirds are a gardener’s best friend, eating those pesky aphids that can infest the garden! Making a Ladybird Hotel for them to reside in may attract them to the garden and can be done every day during the half term holiday. Or have a go at making a wormery to take home and watch these wiggly creatures at work, turning your recycled plant waste into soil that can be used in your garden! Workshops take place every day so bring along a jar and have some fun! Do you think you could have special worm charming skills? 24th February is the day to find out with members of the Yorkshire Rotters. The competition will be on to see if the record can be broken! From 21st – 25th February the RSPB will be dishing out advice and bird spotting information for anyone curious about the birds they see as well as providing everything needed to make a bird feeder to encourage our feathered friends into our gardens. Or dig out the binoculars and join the Bird Detective Tour around the garden and see which birds call Harlow Carr their home. The very brave can watch a stunning falconry display on weekends (19th & 20th and 26th & 27th Feb); highlighting the skill and speed of these beautiful birds… those with a nervous disposition had better beware as they may be asked to take part! There is even the chance to see the birds up close… The 27th February brings are rare opportunity to try your hand at being an Ornithologist; netting, catching, ringing and recording the many birds that live in the garden.
Other half term highlights include displays, crafts and a rare chance to hold a live bat with the North Yorkshire Bat Group on the 20th and 27th February, a Bugs and Beasty trail to follow every day, and Go Wild story sessions each Sunday.
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