On Sunday our Young Naturalists were treated to the lovely task of clearing all the silt, mud and other debris from the main car park by Tern Hide, following the recent flooding, a task they got stuck into and I think quite enjoyed!
I think the thing they enjoyed the most, was trying to sweep the water lengthways down the puddle then through the outflow pipe…
Playing aside, they did scrape off a lot and Bob was very impressed by their efforts.
After lunch they then had a go at pewter smelting, as we had all the kit to hand and they hadn’t tried it before. They used the play-dough to make a mould before melting the pewter shot over the fire and carefully pouring it into the mould.
Their finished items looked great, we will have to do it again:
After the session Izzy went to the Woodland Hide to see what she could spot and sent in these brilliant photos:
Thanks Izzy for sharing!
Our Young Naturalists group is funded by the Cameron Bespolka Trust.
Great work Young Naturalists, your Pewter items look beautuful and Izzy’s photos are great!