Saturday, 30 June 2012

Nature Walk at Brook Meadow - Emsworth

Yesterday our homeschoolers nature group went to Brook Meadow in Emsworth. The day started out wet, in fact it poured as soon as we arrived, but no one minded too much so we carried on anyway.


Brook Meadow is a water meadow through which the River Ems runs . It is full of flowers, birds and other wildlife and has been officially designated as a Site of Importance for Nature Conservation in recognition of its ecological value.

It is a really beautiful area!

 
Once the rain stopped the children went bug hunting in the tall grasses. Some of the grass was even taller than Hannah!


Intrepid bug hunters!


We stopped to admire wild flowers and wonderfully scented honeysuckle.


A willow tree made a fairy tunnel over the path and Hannah liked it so much she took a picture.



As the sun warmed the grasses the birds sang beautifully ,


and the children all dried off. Just in time ............
Hannah and Freya


 ........... to get all wet again in the river! They had the best time splashing about!



We finished our walk at Emsworth Mill Pond - isn't that a lovely view?



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