Putting up the tarps was a lesson in itself...what a struggle they had! Only one child had ever made a den in the woods before. Tying knots and selecting a sensible place proved tricky and it took over 30 mins for some groups to put their tarp up! Some didn't even use the walls or trees to help make their shelter, just put the tarp up in the middle of their "area" with no shelter. Great fun though and a valuable learning/team building experience for children who seldom play in the woods.
The mapping has begun but due to the longer time than expected to put up the tarps, we will need another session to complete them.
Oh...and we got great views of a very tame wood mouse (much cuter than house mouse) which completely ignored us!