Wildlife is difficult to observe due to its wild and elusive behaviour, but often leave some traces that evoke its presence.
This activity proposes an approach to the fauna of the territory from the identification and interpretation of its traces. In the first part (theoretical) we will see what is a trace, which types of traces exist, how we can recognize them and finally what information we can extract. Next, we will make a nature walk in which we will have the chance to put into practice the acquired knowledge, we can even make a mold of an authentic footprint.
RECOGNIZING WILDLIFE TRAILS
(Laboratory workshop). Through the dissection of a barn owl’s pellet (Tyto alba), we will learn about their eating habits. We will also make a short introduction (presentation) to know the main nocturnal raptors of the region, their ecological and biological aspects and adaptations that make these ... hunters par excellence!
DETECTIVES OF NATURE (DISSECTION OF PELLETS)
This workshop (in laboratory) proposes a trip to the fascinating domain of fungi. We will get to know some of their adaptations, biological cycles and peculiarities. Surely at times we will have the feeling that reality surpasses fiction and by far, but the scientific rigor of the information is guaranteed. Finally, we will have the opportunity to do our own cultivation of pearl oyster mushroom(Plerotus ostreatus) and understand the processes that will make this, end up giving mushrooms (pearl oyster mushrooms) in a few days. Enjoy your meal family!
MICOLOGY, BEYOND MUSHROOMS
We will determine the river's water quality by identifying its macroinvertebrate communities. We will know what a bioindicator is and we will see that they provide us with a great deal of information when it comes to carrying out studies. As we had done when we were children... we will have to take off our shoes and look for "bugs" under the stones ... and... since it cannot be otherwise, we will have fun learning and experimenting.