Síolta The Squirrel Returns, With New 'Nature On Your Doorstep' Adventures

6 New Nature On Your Doorstep Challenge Sheets

For People Of All Ages

We are delighted to welcome back Síolta The Squirrel with a new series of Nature on Your Doorstep and 6 new, colourful challenge sheets to encourage and assist people of all ages to explore their local natural and built environment.

In previous years, we ran a Family Explorer Challenge with events and family challenges designed to encourage families to get active outdoors, while exploring the wonderful natural heritage of County Carlow.  This year we wanted to create activities that were not site-specific, that children and their families could complete in their gardens or on the roads and pathways close to their homes.

With colourful photos and drawings and fun activities suggested by our mascot Síolta the Squirrel, the Nature on Your Doorstep challenges are mainly targeted at primary school-age children but can be used by anybody of any age, in any part of the country and are particularly suited to families working together.

Our Wildflower Walk Challenge encourages people to notice and record wildflowers while out walking and to encourage wildflowers in their gardens.

With the Minibeast Safari Challenge we offer suggestions for locating, learning about and protecting insects and invertebrates.

The Heritage Explorer Challenge suggests different ways of finding and researching local built heritage while the Garden Map Challenge; Map Your Walk Challenge and Garden Creativity Challenge look at fun ways to record what you find and use natural items in creative ways.

Each of our wonderfully colourful challenge sheets can be downloaded here:

We hope you enjoy these new Nature On Your Doorstep Sheets as much as we enjoyed putting them together for you.

Also, have You Consulted Any Heritage Organisations?   The following Websites are all referenced on our challenge sheets: