Up Minibeast Madness 2009 Slideshow

Mini Beast Box
Pond dipping
What is it
Habitat construction

BBC Springwatch Mini Beast Day at Ogden Water.

On Sunday 7th June, Ogden hosted 'Mini Beast Madness', one of a national series of events celebrating BBC Springwatch Weekend. This event was backed by grant money from the BBC Big Lottery Fund. Thanks to the help of Friends of Ogden, Calderdale Council Staff and volunteers, several activities were in place for people to enjoy. By far the noisiest activity was the mini beast house construction area, where over 40 boxes were built during the course of the day. Thankfully, the loud thumps of the hammer were only accompanied by a very occasional scream as adults missed the nail completely with the hammer. More gentle activities included pond dipping, insect sweep netting on the moors, wildflower planting, face painting and bumblebee displays. Although quieter than hoped for, the weather stayed dry and all visitors enjoyed the various activities.