Documenting the animals of Ranger Den, nature and wildlife.
We hope to showcase the best of the Ranger Den, alongside all things nature, in a series of video diaries aimed at bringing educational and fun information direct to you.
Watch our Easter ducklings hatch, feed and grow, catch Ranger Mike unearthing a variety of minibeasts, or simply watch the Rangers enjoy a fun activity using our series of Lets Go Wild! activity sheets.
Lets Go Wild!
Watch the Rangers use our ‘Let’s Go Wild’ activity sheets to engage with nature. These sheets include simple ideas for games, crafts, and activities to do at home or when out and about – just for fun or to get closer to wildlife.
*If you are getting out and about as a family, for your one form of daily exercise, please ensure you follow the simple government guidelines of keeping 6ft away from other members of the public and washing your hands as soon as you get in. This is important in helping to manage the spread of the Coronavirus.*
- Ranger Kieran, Colour Catching Watch Ranger Kieran demonstrate how ‘Colour Catching’ works and how simple it is to create some cool designs!
- Ranger Kate, Forest Friends Watch Ranger Kate create her very own Monster using our ‘Forest Friends’ activity sheet!
- Ranger Steve, Basic Bike Check Watch Ranger Steve run you through a basic bike M check, helping you stay safe if out about cycling as your one form of exercise
- Ranger Kieran, Nature’s Alphabet Watch Ranger Kieran create his own Nature’s Alphabet using our “Let’s Go Wild!” Activity Sheet!
Nuts About Nature
Fascinating videos showing a variety of minibeasts, wildlife, and more.
- They See Me Rolling Check out this funny footage from one of our nature cams. A favourite from 2019!
- Amphibians Guide Watch Ranger Mike guide you through the key differences between Toads, Newts, and Frogs
- Grass Snakes Watch Noodle eat and learn about these fascinating reptiles
- Feeding Sticklebacks Watch a stickleback feed, whilst learning some interesting facts.
Six Little Ducks
The Rangers initial plan was to incubate, hatch and rear native British Ducks for visitors to enjoy, but due to current guidance and the park being closed earlier this year, Ranger Mike took the duck eggs home and is now the proud father of six rather cute (if we do say so ourselves!) little ducklings.
Ranger Mike documented and showcased these fantastic animals by providing regular updates on their progress and the pitfalls of raising six needy ducklings.
- Ducklings Hatch. In this first video watch as one of the ducklings hatches and enters the world, all under the watchful eye of Ranger Mike
- Ducklings Feeding and Splashing About. Watch as the ducklings take their first feed and experience their first taste of water
- Ducklings First Swim. Watch as the ducklings take the plunge and go for their first swim!
- Ducklings Taste Test. Spinach or Apple? Which food do you think the ducklings prefer.