RSPB Phoenix

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Thursday 18th November 2010

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Camouflage: Concealment from a predator by appearing to be part of the
natural surroundings.


This indoor meeting gave everyone lots of opportunity to see camouflage in action.


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We met three pet stick insects and found out all about their strategies for hiding from predators - as well as resembling the twigs of the plants on which they feed - they stay very still so they are almost invisible.

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We did some leaf litter sieving to look at the tiny creatures that are camouflaged in autumn leaves.
There was an amazing variety of invertebrates and we saw them in fantastic detail on the magnifier.

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We got close-up views of slugs, snails, millipedes, centipedes, springtails,
woodlice, spiders, harvestmen and worms.


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Wildlife Explorers celebrated the close of the year by making a Wishes Tree.
Writing on special leaves made by drawing around their own hand prints.


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Whether they are concerned about global issues or the important factors affecting their own back gardens, the whole group are hoping that 2011 will be a year where wildlife and the natural world go from strength to strength.


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