Memories for the Future

Memories for Minsmere


May 2013

This week a staggering 33 previously unrecorded species of birds were created and recorded at the Discovery Centre!!  They have all taken up residence nearby.  The best place to view them from is the binocular stand on the far side of the adventure playground, and a key will shortly be put up to help to identify these unique species.  One bird has yet to be identified, so please let me know what you think it is!

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April 2013

Celebrating the beginning of a very late spring migration:

A Flock of migrating Birds

Visitors made a beautiful flock of migrating birds from found wood.  You can see the birds flying in the wind  just beyond the north bushes at the beginning of the path that runs along the top of the bank to the sea.

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Migration Map

Visitors helped to make a map of Europe and Africa, which recorded the journeys that visitors and birds took to get to Minsmere.

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February 2013

To celebrate the coming of spring when the birds begin to sing again and to build their nests, we have been having a go at nest building – not an easy task! – and we have been making hearing trumpets to magnify the beautiful birdsong on the reserve.  If you want to have a go with a hearing trumpet, you will find one or two in the Wildlife Lookout Hide.

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October 2012

Visitors to Minsmere have been making sculptures inspired by the skeleton trees to celebrate the coming winter.  Look out for them on the paths around the Wild Wood Adventure area.  Here are some of them

This is the Kasparenya – made by Kaspar and Enya

A Kimosaurus

The dreaded Ollysaurus (made by Oliver)

The lovely Queen of Storks

Sitting Deer

Giant Lizard!

Snail – you can see him outside the Discovery Centre.

The White-tailed Salamander

The Red Green Eyed Swan

And most curious of all, Bob!

This little creature is called Zatty

These boys are making a sausage monster.

Here is Bob, out in the woods.

And last but not least, Geoffrey, the Giant Dragon

August 2012

Liz McGowan has been working with visitors to Minsmere to make a temporary animal sculpture trail between the Wild Wood and the Wildlife Lookout.  Thank you to all the visitors who helped to make such wonderful creatures – from herons to deer to foxes to otters.  Keep an eye out for them over the next week or two.  Here are a few to look out for.

Cormorant drying his wings

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