Although the origins of Halloween in the UK seem far from certain with Celtic, Roman, Christian, and Pagan traditions all being thought to have contributed to the tradition, the symbols of Halloween have long included animals: spiders, bats, and black cats.
If you want to do some free Halloween themed activities with the kids follow the links below, slugs and snails have been added to the mix….
Understand Spider Behaviour http://www.discoverwildlife.com/british-wildlife/see-it/understand-spider-behaviour
Learn about Cambridgeshire’s Bats http://www.cambsbats.co.uk/introduction-to-bats/
We hope to get a bat detector so that we can see if any bats are using the bat boxes over at the wildlife area, this could be a community activity.
Identify Common Slugs and Snails http://www.conchsoc.org/aids_to_id/id1.php
Do let us know what you find, we can share your photos on the blog if you send them to firstname.lastname@example.org