How well do you know your local area? We often walk from A to B with an objective to get to our destination as quickly and efficiently as possible. Sometimes when we are moving so fast we don’t stop to explore the hidden places which can found in our very own locality. This could be a unique time in our lives to fully explore and quietly observe our natural surroundings.
Travel Officer Angela Wall and the family are exploring their Hidden Place in County Kerry. Check how many habitats and wildlife they spotted along the shore! If you live close to the seaside, why not explore the sand for shells or the rock pools for marine life? What are the sights, sounds and smells? Can you spot any fish in the water, or gulls in the sky? What is the atmosphere like, are people enjoying walking and or braving the elements for a swim? There is an activity sheet below, which students can bring along on their walk to document their observations.