Family adventures at Upton in half-term
If you followed our life cycle of a bird trail over Easter, you’ll love what we have planned for May Half-term!
Explore the Upton grounds; can you see a pied wagtail?
If you followed our lifecycle of a bird trail over Easter, you’ll love what we have planned for May Half-term!
Follow the fledgling trail to learn about the next step in a birds growth cycle; nestlings into fledglings and then how they grown and learn. What feathers do they grow? When and how do they learn to fly?
Get out the Upton bird map, and see what birds you can spot in the garden. The swallows and house martins will be arriving soon, the pied wagtails that nest on the roofs are already here – can you see them? If you want a more in depth study join our dawn chorus walk on the 12 May at 7am.
If you’d rather get out and about on your own to explore the bushes, trees and leaves of Upton. Then borrow an explorer pack from us and make up your own adventure, checking out the variety of different insect life here.
Geo week at Upton
Fossils don’t always sound enticing but the team at Warwickshire Geological Society make it sound fascinating! If you have visited Upton before you’ll know that the beautiful sandstone the house is constructed from comes contains many thousands of tiny fossils.
Walk in the footsteps of the dinosaurs to imagine how different Upton looked back then following the self-guided trail.
Join the Geological society on 10 May for 2 unique walks created just for Upton, detailing the history of the houses unique material and the valley and topography surrounding it.