Love Parks Week

This year Love Parks week is going online. Take a look at our resources for bug hunting, getting active and virtually 'meet' the cattle.

Bug hunting 

Our parks and open spaces are great places to hunt for bugs due to their biodiversity, however you can hunt for bugs in your garden if you prefer. 

Things you will need to bug hunt: 

  • a white pillowcase or tray 
  • plastic container (such as a yogurt pot) 
  • plastic spoon
  • a piece of card 
  • a viewing container (this is to view your bugs in- you can also get containers that have magnifying lids to make looking at the bugs easier - check them out or search for 'bug magnifier pot' 
  • clingfilm

How to hunt for bugs: 

  • Put your pillowcase/tray on the floor under a tree, bush or other vegetation 
  • Shake the branches, leaves or other vegetation over the pillowcase/tray
  • Use your yogurt pot and card (if using a pillowcase) or your spoon (if using a tray) to transfer your bugs to your viewing container
  • If your container doesn't have a lid, you can use clingfilm to cover it - just make sure there is a good supply of air into the container

Resources to help you: 

  • Once you've caught your bugs you can use our handy tick sheet to keep track of what you've found, can you also spot the bugs in our wordsearch? 
  • Don't fancy getting your hands dirty? - why not check out our bug colouring sheet

Why not share your filled in sheets with us? 

We will share some of the best ones on our social media channels and Network (our weekly e-newsletter.) 

Make sure you're following us on FacebookTwitterInstagram and sign up for Network

 

Out and about in our open spaces 

Out for a walk in one of our parks or open spaces? Why not take a selfie and tag us on social media using '#awalkinthepark'. 

Out for a walk with your dog? Share it with us by tagging us and using '#petsinthepark'. 

While you're out and about in the district - why not play a little game of I Spy? Check out our suggestions to get you started.

We will share some of the best ones on our social media channels and Network (our weekly e-newsletter.) 

Make sure you're following us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and sign up for Network

 

Meet the cattle

During the warmer months of the year we have cattle grazing in some of our open spaces. 

Find out more about the cattle in our two-part video with the grazier - Maydencroft. 

Watch part one 

Watch part two