About My Nature Badges

Hello and welcome to My Nature Club! 

Here at My Nature Nook, we know that while Nature is amazing all by itself, sometimes it is nice to have a little extra incentive. Maybe, something to strive for… a reward you want to achieve. 

So, we designed some Nature Badges! Explorer’s badges, detective’s badges, helper’s badges… 

Which badge will you achieve today?

To earn your badges, all you need is to out on a Nature Walk, open all your special senses and be aware of the world around you. 

You must take note of 10 trees, plants, bugs, birds or beasts living, growing and moving in your Nature Walk surroundings. 

Then, when you get home, try and learn a little about all the things you found. Have a look in a book, watch a documentary, have a search on the internet.

Print off and fill in your nature badge record sheet… and, voila! You have earned your Nature Badge!

Choose your Nature Badge

About the Nature Badges

The Hedgerow Explorer

  • To earn this badge, you must explore a hedgerow. 
  • This can be a hedgerow anywhere – a country lane, a field, a park, by a lake or river, in a garden…
  • You must look at the different trees and shrubs/brushes growing in the hedgerow;
  • The plants and flowers growing at the base of the hedgerow
  • Any climbing plants trailing across the hedgerow;
  • Listen and look for any birds and keep an eye open for birds’ nests
  • Look for insects, bugs and other creepy crawlies
  •  Keep an eye open for signs of animal life – poo, homes, scratch marks etc
Download your  badge here – Hedgerow_Explorer

The Meadow Explorer

  • To earn this badge, you must explore a meadow. 
  • This can be a meadow anywhere – in the countryside, a park, in a city…
  • You must look at the different trees and shrubs/brushes growing in the meadow;
  • The plants, grasses and flowers growing in the meadow
  • Any birds or insects flying above you, or in the trees or bushes
  • Look for insects, bugs, butterflies and other creepy crawlies
  •  Keep an eye open for signs of animal life – poo, homes, scrapings, scratch marks etc
Download your  badge here – Meadow_Explorer

The Woodland Explorer

  • To earn this badge, you must explore a woodland. 
  • The woodland can be anywhere – in the countryside, a park, in a city, …
  • You must look at the different trees and shrubs/brushes growing in the woodland;
  • Any trailing plants or climbers or vines;
  • The plants, grasses and flowers growing in the woodland;
  • Any mosses, lichens, toadstools or mushrooms on the trees or woodland floor;
  • Any birds flying above you, or in the trees, plants or bushes
  • Look for insects, bugs, butterflies and other creepy crawlies
  •  Keep an eye open for signs of animal life – poo, homes, scrapings, scratch marks etc
Download your  badge here – Woodland_Explorer

The Pine Wood Explorer

  • To earn this badge, you must explore a pine wood or pine forest. 
  • This can be anywhere – in the countryside, in a park or in a city, …
  • You must look at the different trees and shrubs/brushes growing in the forest;
  • Any trailing plants or climbers or vines;
  • The plants, grasses and flowers growing in there;
  • Any mosses, lichens, toadstools or mushrooms on the trees or forest floor;
  • Any birds flying above you, or in the trees, plants or bushes
  • Look for insects, bugs, butterflies and other creepy crawlies
  •  Keep an eye open for signs of animal life – poo, homes, scrapings, scratch marks etc
Download your  badge here – Pine_Wood_Explorer

The Mountain Explorer

  • To earn this badge, you must explore a mountain. 
  • This can be any type of mountain – a grassy mountain, a rocky mountain, a big mountain, a small mountain …
  • You must look at any trees and shrubs/brushes growing on the mountain;
  • Observe the rocks or cliffs or ledges for animals or birds;
  • The plants, grasses and flowers;
  • Any mosses, lichens or funghi growing on the rocks;
  • Any birds flying above you, or in the trees, plants or bushes
  • Look for insects, bugs, butterflies and other creepy crawlies
  •  Keep an eye open for signs of animal life – poo, homes, scrapings, scratch marks etc
Download your  badge here – Mountain_Explorer

The Lily Pond Explorer

  • To earn this badge, you must explore a lily pond – and make sure to take care near the water!
  • This can be any type of lily pond – a big pond, a small pond, or even a pond without any lilies!
  • You must look at any trees and shrubs/brushes growing around the pond;
  • Observe the reeds, rushes or shrubs growing on the banks of the pond;
  • Examine the plants, grasses and flowers growing in or around the pond;
  • Look at any mosses, lichens or funghi growing on the rocks or decaying wood near the pond;
  • Keep an eye open for any birds flying above you, or in the trees, plants, reeds, water or bushes;
  • Look for insects, bugs, butterflies and other creepy crawlies – around the pond and in the water;
  •  Keep an eye open for signs of animal life – poo, homes, scrapings, scratch marks etc
Download your  badge here – Lily_Pond_Explorer

The Riverside Explorer

  • To earn this badge, you must explore a river – and make sure to take care near the water!
  • This can be any type of river – a tiny trill or stream, a gurgling brook, a gentle river or a mighty one!
  • You must look at any trees and shrubs/brushes growing near the river;
  • Observe the reeds, rushes or shrubs growing on the banks of the river;
  • Examine the plants, grasses and flowers growing in or around the river;
  • Look at any mosses, lichens or funghi growing on the rocks or decaying wood near the river;
  • Keep an eye open for any birds flying above you, or in the trees, plants, reeds, water or bushes;
  • Look for insects, bugs, butterflies and other creepy crawlies – on the banks and in the water;
  •  Keep an eye open for signs of animal life – poo, homes, scrapings, scratch marks etc
Download your  badge here – Riverside_Explorer

The Seaside Explorer

  • To earn this badge, you must explore a beach or coastline – and make sure to take care near any cliffs and water!
  • This can be any type of coastline – sandy, gravelly, rocky, muddy…
  • You must look at any trees and shrubs/brushes growing nearby – perhaps on the dunes;
  • Observe the seaweeds, grass and plants growing on the beach, on the rocks and up on any cliffs – do not climb them unless safe, though
  • Check out any rock pools for animals, insects, shells or sea weeds;
  • Have a look for any birds flying above you, on the water, wading on the beach or nesting on the cliffs;
  • Look out for crabs or different types of sea shells;
  • Look for insects, bugs or other creepy crawlies;
  • Keep an eye open for signs of animal life – on land or in the water – poo, homes, scrapings, scratch marks etc
Download your  badge here – Seaside_Explorer

The Wild Flower Detective

  • To earn this badge, you must explore a hedgerow, woodland, meadow, park, riverside or garden – basically, anywhere with flowers!
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  • You must look for any wild flowers that may be growing on the ground, in the shrubs or on or up the trees.
  • You need to find and identify 10 different types of flower. 
  • Record your findings in your nature walk record sheets.
Download your  badge here – Wild_Flower_Detective

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