Newted and booted!

Newt painting

We slipped on some boots and searched for newts! At a Brockwell Park workshop we learnt about their life cycle, their camouflage and how to spot the males with their crests. We made some leaf inspired newt artwork and played our camouflage challenge!

Sadly the newts were hiding from us but we did find some gorgeous tadpoles!

Making beautiful newts!
Making beautiful newts!
Tadpoles!
Gorgeous tadpoles

See Through the Eyes of a Bee!

Have you ever wondered what the garden looks like to our bees? How do they know which flowers to visit? How can they see even very tiny flowers blowing about on windy days?

At Brockwell Park I lead a craft and storytelling session. We made UV-like lenses, a bee collage, we played planted some bee friendly flowers. We’ve BEEN busy!

Dancing Bee!

Nature Storytelling – Meet the Architects of Blean Woods with the RSPB

Outdoor storytelling in the summer

14th August: 11am – 12.15pm (Slot 1) + 12.30pm – 1.00pm (Slot 2)

Come and meet the natural builders, movers and shakers that have helped shape Blean Woods in Kent with storyteller Helen Tozer!

We’ll take a short guided walk of the woods, stopping to hear short interactive woodland folktales along the way. You’ll have the chance to roll up your sleeves and help make hibernation stations for our most valuable residents and leave with an understanding of how our precious woods have been shaped by creatures great and small.

This is a free event but you will need to book in advance.

RSPB Blean Woods car park, Rough Common Road, Canterbury, CT2 9DD

The car park is about a 15 minute walk from Whitstable Road which is regularly served by buses from Canterbury and Whitstable.

Storytime: Chandra and the Elephants

This mathematical folktale from India shows just how powerful a young girl with a head for numbers can be! When the foolish Raja underestimates her, Chandra uses exponential growth to teach him a lesson.

If you enjoy this story, please consider buying me a coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/HelenTozerTales