• autumn wildlife pack
  • Tree name trail
  • Fungi name trail

Autumn Wildlife

Children’s Activity Pack

The nights may be drawing in, but there’s still plenty of wildlife to see in October and November. Our new Autumn Wildlife activity pack for children is perfect for heading out into the garden and countryside at the weekend and at half term. What autumn nature will you spot? The activity pack contains

  • 3 specially chosen FSC fold-out guides to help you explore autumn wildlife: Tree name trail, Fungi name trail and Woodland name trail.
  • Autumn Wildlife activity booklet: with lots of ideas to help you use your new fold-out guides. From making a bug house to wild art and crafts and wildlife games and puzzles, there’s plenty to do, even if it’s raining.
  • Nature Notebook: A5 in size and with 96 pages of white recycled paper, the nature notebook has lots of room to jot down your lists, notes and observations. Beautiful colour paintings decorate the front and back covers. It’s both recycled and recyclable, using Forestry Stewardship Council 100% post-consumer paper throughout.
  • Colour crayons and pencil

FSC Tree name trail

The FSC Tree name trail features 34 of the commonest broadleaved and conifer trees found in Great Britain and Ireland. Use the guide’s straightforward flow chart for speedy tree identification. Want to tell apart beech and hornbeam? Maple and sycamore? Ash and rowan? Simple yes/no questions will quickly guide you to the colour illustrations for each tree.

FSC Fungi name trail

For most of the year fungi hide in the soil and dead wood. But in autumn, especially after rain, fungi produce fruiting bodies: mushrooms and toadstools. The FSC Fungi name trail is a guide to the commoner mushrooms and toadstools of gardens, grassy places and woodlands.

FSC Woodland name trail (Minibeasts)

This fold-out chart will help children identify the minibeasts of woodland soils and leaf litter. It’s been used by generations of visitors to FSC Field Centres.