Autumn to Winter - A journey with nature
Dates: October - December
Tutors: Paddy Madden and Des Murtagh
The online course Autumn to Winter - A journey with nature, will consist of three pre-recorded videos of one-hour duration on nature for the three months of October, November and December.
The course will cover the following topics: October: Fruits and Seeds of Autumn Dry Fruits and Succulent Fruits - Examples of each Methods of Seed Dispersal (Wind, Water, Explosion, Animals) - Examples of each Growing citrus fruits from seed indoors (Oranges and Lemons) November: Decomposition in Autumn Fungi - Simple experiments to demonstrate the nature of fungi Invertebrate Decomposers - Woodlice, Earthworms, Millipedes Composting - How to fill a compost bin and keep it safe from rodents Mini-beast hunt - How to organise it December: Birds in Winter Identifying common garden birds Feeding birds - Home-made feeders, types of food, hygiene Observing and recording birds - Setting up an observation area Bird migration - winter visitors