Last Sunday we headed up to the area of silver birch trees by Goosander Hide with our Young Naturalists to have a go at making besom brooms. The group felled a small tree each, then removed all the side branches and top, cut the pole to size and bundled the twigs together before binding them to the pole.
It was a lovely activity to do in the sunshine and they really enjoyed it. I hope a lot of sweeping went on this week!
Before heading back to the Centre we popped into Goosander Hide and were delighted to get really good views of a kingfisher. Thank you to Alan Burnett who was in the hide at the same time and very kindly shared his photos with us:
After lunch we cooked toffee apples over the campfire, which did take a bit of getting going, and they tasted scrummy!
Our Young Naturalists group is kindly supported by the Cameron Bespolka Trust.