Find a wild animal that's sharing cycle path. How long can you track it for?
Find something hard, soft, sticky, crumbly, silly, cool, brown, tiny, massive, smelly, mean, round, flat, strange, normal, straight, flying, underneath and something new.
Imagine all the things around you have never been discovered before. What would you name them? Start a small field notebook and fill it with sketches of your newly named findings.
Photograph evidence of where a non-native plant or animal has invaded a local ecosystem. Produce a ‘spotter’s guide’ to these invasive species.
Explore from a bug’s-eye view. Take photos of a place close-up to make a tiny place look like a whole new world or ecosystem. Can you find the hidden jungle in your backyard or playground?
Foxes, deer, sheep, and wheelie bins can all leave trails. Find one and track down its owner.
Find, stalk and photograph every producer and consumer in a food chain.
Buy ingredients for a meal from your local farmer’s market.
Use an icicle to become a unicorn, narwhale or other creature with one horn.Write a comic strip that tells the story of your uni-horned adventure, starting from the place you first find the icicle.
Carry out a dog survey in two different parks.
Let a dog take you for a walk (you can even go on all fours if you like!) and then think about how you sensed the world differently.
Persuade a dog owner to let you give it a second name.
Next time you find a dead animal, draw a white line around its body and find out who killed it, how, when, where, and why.
Find something dead that is helping something living.
Choose two kinds of bird that you can see in a park or on a wire. Ask passers by which of the two birds they like most and why. Are people prejudiced against one of the birds?