Lily-Rose and friends travel Great Britain in a green hot-air balloon hearing stories from children. The Green Team find out about owls and the Ground Crew try snorkelling.
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# Gather round one and all
# You gotta answer the call
# Listen up look around you
# There's a magical world
# To explore
# There's a major adventure
# Coming your way soon
# So come and join us
# In this green balloon
# And when we fly we're higher than the moon... #
# So join us all
# In our green balloon. #
A-ha! It's you! Hello!
Come on in and let's get started.
Welcome to the Green Balloon Club!
We're going to see owls today!
We haven't done the register yet!
I'm sorry, but I'm really excited that we're going to see some owls.
Look! I've been drawing one for our scrapbook.
-Shall I do it?
Are you excited about the owls, too?
I see we have another owl.
Cat...and Skipper. I think I'll be an owl, too.
Twit twoo! Twit twoo!
Actually, not all owls say "Twit twoo".
It's only tawny owls.
Actually, strictly speaking, it's two tawny owls.
The female says "Twit" and the male answers back...
ALL: JAY! Are you here?
I see! You're being a boy owl.
I see! You're a girl owl.
Sky's here, and how about you? Are you here?
Be an owl like us.
ALL: Twit twoo! Twit twoo!
That's everyone, present and correct.
-Shall we do the Green Balloon Club chant?
DRUMMING AND CLAPPING
ALL: We love animals plants and birds
We love snails and slugs
Large and small, we love them all
And we never ever step on bugs
Cos, we are the Green Balloon Club!
Ant, did you remember to bring your fruit seeds to plant today?
-Yes, I've got loads!
-Shall we find egg boxes to plant them in?
-Special Report! Special Report!
-Here's Jelly's special report.
I wonder where she is today?
You may remember, back in the summer,
I went to help some children plant a garden.
It looked just like me!
SHE GIGGLES Well, surprise!
I've come back to see how the Jelly garden has grown.
Will you show me?
Well come on, then! Let's go!
SHE GASPS Oh, wow! Hasn't it grown?
Remember how small the plants were when we planted them?
-What have you been doing?
-Weeding and watering it.
Oh yes, that's really good, Josh,
and what about you, Amy-Rose?
I've pulled the weeds out and watered it, too!
Oh yes! I've got my watering can.
Can I do some watering of my hair, so it grows longer?
Water, water, water. SHE GIGGLES
So, um, have you seen any wildlife around the garden?
Yes! We've seen butterflies and bees.
Oh! Oh yes, bees and butterflies. That's nice.
Oh look, I can see one! There's one!
And...and what are you doing now?
We're pulling out dead leaves and weeds.
-That's a good idea. We don't want any weeds to grow, do we?
You know, I think it really looks like me now.
But I know a much better place you could get a really good view.
-Thank you for showing me the garden again.
-That's OK, Jelly.
Gazillion and 53 steps!
This is special reporter Jelly.
I'm all puffed out!
Oh, there it is! Oh, look - it's me!
Doesn't it look brilliant?
Ahh, this is special reporter Jelly,
reporting for Green Balloon Club, from a lighthouse in Plymouth.
Back to you in the Green Balloon! Up, up and away!
That was a really funny garden.
I think it's a brilliant idea
to make your garden in the shape of a fish.
Is that all your seeds, Ant?
No, there's one more here somewhere.
Here it is!
What are you guys up to?
Well, Sky, we've been saving all the pips from our meals this week.
It's an experiment.
-We're planting them to see if they grow.
-What have you got?
I've got two orange pips, and do you know what these two are?
They're stones...so could they be cherries?
-They're plum stones.
So what's this?
-That's a nectarine stone.
-It looks a bit weird!
What a good selection! How about you, Lily-Rose?
Well, these are lemon pips.
They look a bit like oranges, but they're lemons.
-And these ones are melon ones.
And my favourite one is this one.
-What is it?
It's an avocado stone. Do you think it will grow?
Well, we'll have to wait and see.
Because it's a seed, it might.
Well, we better get to work then.
Yes, you've got a lot of work to get up to.
It's some Green Balloon Club members!
Today, we're visiting some very special birds.
Behind us is a special house where barn owls live.
Let's go and see them!
Barn owls are beautiful birds.
We're going in to see the house now.
Clive is their keeper, and he is going to show us some owls.
We've got Twilight and Eclipse in here.
Oh yeah! In the corner!
These are the mummy and daddy owls.
They look so cute.
The female is always bigger than the male,
and has spotty feathers.
We are very excited, because Clive is going to bring out an owl for us.
This is a baby owl and she hasn't got a name!
-What do you think we should call her?
Shine? That's a nice name.
Here we have some tiny little bits of fluff that's left,
from when she was a real little fluff-ball, like a snowball,
to keep her nice and warm when she was a baby.
They have big heart-shaped faces.
Their backs and wings are pale gold.
And underneath they are white.
Barn owls have huge claws. Look at how sharp they look.
We are not allowed to hold them. Only Clive can handle these owls.
Shine is nine weeks old.
It is at this age that barn owls would normally leave their nest.
So, today we are taking Shine to a country park,
to show her what sort of habitat barn owls live in.
Clive is putting her in this box.
It's nice and dark, so she doesn't get scared on the journey.
Come on, Shine! Let's go!
We've arrived at the country park.
Let's look for the best place to let Shine out.
The owls we have seen today are being specially reared,
but you can spot barn owls in the wild,
along field edges, roadsides, and river banks.
We've got to a good place, to let Shine out.
Clive is taking Shine out of her box,
and then we are going to show her the surroundings.
There's lots of nice countryside here, so barn owls can live safely.
She likes the breeze, doesn't she?
Look at Shine's eyes. They are quite close together.
This gives her good eyesight, to spot her prey.
Shine looks really happy out here.
We are so lucky to get so close to barn owls today.
-It's time to take Shine home now.
-I just love owls!
-I never knew they came out in daytime.
There's a special word for that - diurnal.
-That's right. It means they come out in the day and night.
-I guess that makes us diurnal too!
Have we got any autumn leaves?
-Yes, in the nature box.
SKY GIGGLES I wonder what he's up to!
These look nice. What are they going to be?
They're going to be fruit trees.
Ant and I have planted each pip,
to see which ones will grow and which ones won't.
It's an experiment!
These ones are melons, these ones are plums,
these ones are apples, these ones are lemons,
these ones are oranges, these ones are...nectarines!
And what's this one?
It's an avocado! It's really hard to draw.
-Do you think they'll grow?
-I hope so!
I'll look after them really, really, really, really well!
-What are you making?
-I had the idea of making an owl.
-An owl out of leaves? That's so clever!
-Now this can be the body.
I'll just get a bit of glue.
-I think that's got enough glue on now.
-So I'll stick it down.
-Yeah, thanks, Ant. What shall we use for the head?
-How about this yellow sycamore?
-Yeah, that's really nice, thanks!
Now, let's use these beech leaves for the ears.
Yes, they'd be good!
Then just glue, and stick them down, like that.
Owls have really good eyesight.
I thought these plum seeds would be good as the eyes.
Yes, they'll be great!
I think we'll use this sycamore seed for the eyebrows.
Owls sometimes have big pointy-out eyebrows.
I found this little bit of bark - this will be good for the beak.
And how about two of them for the feet?
That's a great idea, Ant!
-You can glue them on.
And last, but not least, we need to give it some wings.
I thought we'd use these chestnut leaves.
Put two on each side, so you glue them and I'll glue these.
Owls are really good at hunting, because they fly silently.
-My autumn owl finished!
What do you think of our autumn owl, Sky?
Oh! An autumn owl made of leaves - that's so clever!
Funnily enough, I've got an owl here on our website.
There's a picture of an owl, and a picture of a starfish.
You have to choose the correct one to get in.
Shall I choose...the owl?
Yes! So the owl is this week's secret picture password.
Hello! Are you going underwater, Cat?
CAT MUMBLES AND SKY GIGGLES
No, but I thought it would be fun to look for some starfish.
-You do know the password is the owl, not the starfish?
But it would be so fun to go underwater.
It would...I know!
-The Ground Crew could do underwater spotting for us?
-Can I do it? Ple-e-ease?
To explore the nature of the sea, put on your snorkel and swim with me.
-Here's our mission, Ground Crew.
Let's have a look then.
And what's the picture, then?
-What does it say on the back?
-To explore the nature of the sea,
-put your snorkel on, and swim with me.
-Where can we find a snorkel?
-The diving centre!
-Come on - follow me!
OK gang, we've got the snorkelling kit,
but why do we need so much stuff?
We've got goggles, so water can't go in our eyes,
and this tube so we can breathe underwater.
Oh, I see. OK, what about this funny suit you've made me wear?
-Is this called a wetsuit?
-Yes, it keeps us warm in the water,
-and these fins are to help us swim.
-We're ready then. Let's go snorkelling!
We've got to make sure we're safe.
Nigel's here, from the diving centre, to look after us.
-ALL: Hi Nigel.
Remember, it is important to be safe.
The sea can be dangerous, so we're going to work in pairs.
Jade and Briony,
Chloe, you can go with Harvey.
Chris, you're with me.
You're in pairs, so when one person's snorkelling,
the other person needs to keep an eye on them.
The sea can be cold,
so when you feel cold, come out.
We also have a dive flag to let other boats know we are here.
So, what kind of sea life might we see? Harvey?
-Starfish and seahorses.
And lots and lots of seaweed.
-Well, what are we waiting for then? Let's go and get wet!
-Fantastic, we all ready then?
-Let's go and see what we can see.
It feels funny to breathe underwater.
Now we know what it feels like to be a fish.
What's that over there?
Wow, that was a big crab!
It was, wasn't it? That was a spider crab that we saw.
Wow, it's so colourful under there!
We mustn't touch any of the marine life that we see.
The wetsuit's doing a good job. I feel really warm.
The fins help us swim faster.
It feels funny underwater - the seaweed's in your face.
Did you see all the kinds of seaweed?
-Yeah, there's loads of colours. It's really pretty, isn't it?
-I wonder what kind of fish that is?
-I think that was a wrasse.
-Shall we see if we can see any more?
Oh, I don't know about you, girls, but I'm feeling a bit chilly.
Yep. Let's report back to the Green Balloon.
We've seen some amazing wildlife under the sea, haven't we?
But it's time we got out of these wetsuits, and got warm and dry.
-So that means it's...
-ALL: MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!
-And it's back to you in the Green Balloon.
# Here we are with all our friends deep underwater
# Hear the silence in a world of blue and green
# Swimming around with all the creatures underwater
# Let's go under the sea and see what we'll see. #
Have you seen our songs on the website?
You can watch them and sing along anytime.
I spy some Green Balloon Club members!
It's Emily and Chloe - it must be time for the Spot of the Week!
Hello! This week we are spotting the wood pigeon. Let's get spotting!
The wood pigeon has a small head and a big round body.
It is mostly grey with a pink breast,
and it has green, purple and white marks on its neck.
The wood pigeon waddles when it walks and looks like it's eaten too much!
It likes to eat seeds, nuts and berries.
It is found across the UK, in fields and woods,
and also in parks and gardens, in towns and cities.
So, remember the clues!
The grey body, with white neck and wing patches.
It likes to eat seeds, nuts and berries.
How it waddles when it walks.
Why don't you spot some? Bye!
-Woo woo, woo woo.
-Are you being an owl again, Jay?
No, that's the sound wood pigeons make. Try it with me.
-BOTH: Woo woo, woo woo, woo woo.
-It sounds a bit like an owl to me...
I'll have to stop you there, because we're coming in to land!
-And whenever we land, it's...
-ALL: Time for a song!
# See the leaves in a spin
# Tossed and blown by the wind
# It's like they're waving summer goodbye
# And the colours change to gold and brown
# Flying high as they leave the ground
# Till they're just a speck against the sky
# I see them flying
# Watch them flying
# To places that are wonderful and new
# To see them flying
# It's just like angels on the wing
# Can we come flying too?
# See the birds, how high they swoop
# Full of grace, they loop the loop
# Living free so high above the crowd
# And they're making circles in the sky
# Calling out, it's migration time
# I wish that I could soar beyond the clouds
# You see me flying
# Watch me flying
# In circles just like life that will renew
# The birds are flying away
# Returning in the spring
# Yes, they'll come flying
# Sun will be shining
# We'll all go flying
Keep your eyes open for a wood pigeon this week!
Or keep your ears open for a tawny owl at night
-Twoo! ALL GIGGLE
See you next week! ALL: Bye!
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Lily-Rose and friends travel Great Britain in a green hot-air balloon hearing stories from children.
The Green Team find out about owls and club members Ellie, Jodie and Erin meet a tawny owl. The Ground Crew check out what wildlife can be found on the seashore and even try a bit of snorkelling.
Jelly and her friends revisit the Jelly garden they helped to make in Plymouth earlier in the year to see how it is growing. Jake is inspired to make an autumn owl picture while club members Emily and Chloe find a bird for viewers to spot wherever they live.