Noakes Grove Wild Child Club

A weekly club for 6-9 year olds who enjoy the wildlife and countryside at Noakes Grove nature reserve.

At our first meeting we studied peacock butterfly caterpillars and each took one home to keep as a pet until it is a butterfly.

Find out about Peacock butterflies and caterpillars.

We looked at all the moths in the moth trap: some were really weird and some very pretty.

We fed the sheep and their lambs.

We took turns to catch butterflies: meadow browns and skippers.

We shook insects out of bushes: ladybirds and jumping bush-crickets.

At the pond some of the tadpoles had turned into mini frogs and were climbing out of the pond.

The tadpoles we took home still hadn't got legs yet.

Click for information on how to look after tadpoles