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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 nature 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
# Ah, ah
# In our Green Balloon. #
How's that, Skipper?
Now, you mustn't tell, because this is going to be a surprise.
Oh! You're here!
They're here, everyone!
Do you like Skipper's Halloween costume?
She wanted to be a butterfly.
I think we can go in, now.
Come on! Come on, Skipper.
where is everyone?
GHOSTLY VOICES: Helloooo!
-IN A VERY HIGH VOICE:
-Welcome to the Green Balloon!
IN GHOSTLY VOICES: Happy Halloween!
OK, everyone, I'm turning the lights on now!
-Hope we didn't scare you.
-We're having some Halloween fun.
-I made some decorations.
-I've got a game for us to play.
And we're all dressed up!
But first, we must do the register. OK, then!
-IN HIGH VOICE:
-You're not Lily-Rose!
-Oh, yes I am! We changed bodies!
So, if Ant is Lily-Rose, who's Ant?
-IN LOW VOICE:
Very good to see you, Ant.
And happy Halloween.
Yes, happy Halloween!
This is all very strange. Cat?
-IN LOW VOICE:
-I'm here, and happy Halloween.
-Have you changed bodies, too?
-Yes. Can you guess who I am?
I can't guess. Say something else.
Is it Jay? No...
You're me! You've changed bodies with me!
So, Cat's here.
Now it's Jay. See if you can guess who I am.
IN A HIGH VOICE: I'm here! It's me, Cat.
Good girl, Skipper.
Hang on a minute. Lily-Rose, who have you changed bodies with?
Oh, you're Skipper!
And what about you? Who would you change bodies with?
So, I think we're all here. Shall we now change back
into our proper bodies, to do the Green Balloon Club Chant? ALL: Yay!
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!
Sky, we should have invited Jelly to Halloween.
-She couldn't have come.
-She's gone to Bill's on an important mission.
-What is it?
-Why don't we see how she's getting on?
I'm in Bill Oddie's garden!
-You really REALLY frightened me!
-But I'm supposed to frighten you, Bill. It's Halloween.
-Guess what I am!
-You mean your costume...OK, let me have a look.
It's orange...so you're an orange?
-No, you're not.
-I'm not an orange!
-Look at me. Look at me!
Could you be a...ooh... ah, I've got it!
You are a pumpkin!
-YES! I'm a pumpkin.
-It's very good!
-You're a very nice pumpkin, too, you really are.
-But not quite as good as something I have under here.
-Do you want to see?
Wait for it...
-wait for it...and...there!
-Oh! I can't see anything.
-Oh, look! It's a pumpkin.
-It certainly is a pumpkin.
-Just like me.
-Yeah, yeah. And what's more, it's OUR pumpkin.
-Do you remember...yes!
It fell off, Bill, didn't it?
-Our tiny little pumpkin fell off.
There was one tiny one, which fell off. This isn't the same one.
The plant kept having flowers. Remember the big yellow flowers?
-Most of them, nothing happened. But one grew into this pumpkin.
-So it really is our pumpkin?
-It really is our pumpkin.
Does that mean we can make it into a Halloween lantern, now, like me?
-With a face, like me?
-I'll have a bash.
OK. What kind of face do you think we should have, Jelly?
A scary one! B-But not that scary...
Not TOO scary. Something like this...
-Do you like that one? OK, fine.
We have to cut the top off...
Let me do this, it's really dangerous.
Right. Now we're going to scoop out the middle bit.
-We can save the seeds, can't we? Oh, yes.
-Really good ones.
We can plant them, and grow lots more pumpkins for next year!
Now I'm going to draw a face on here.
-Have you done the mouth?
-Yes, I've done the mouth.
Ah, right, OK!
Now, we've got to carve it out.
It's quite thick!
It looks like a real Halloween lantern now, doesn't it?
Is it time to light it, now?
-Yes, I think we can.
-Come on, then!
-You ne...y-y-you... Ohh!
-IN SCARY VOICE:
-Jelly, are you ready?
-Yes, yes, yes!
-It's the moment for the spooky pumpkin.
-Ha ha ha! Lights out!
Look at it! It's the best Halloween lantern pumpkin ever.
Good. Can you tell which is which?
-Which is me, and which is the pumpkin?
-That's the pumpkin, and that's you.
-You know what? Best of all, we grew it ourselves.
-It's our own pumpkin.
I'm off to find something else to do in your garden.
I'm having way too much fun to go home yet.
-This is the best Halloween ever!
I can't just sit here with a pumpkin!
Look, Sky's made a pumpkin lantern!
-I thought we really should have one.
-That's great, Sky!
-What decorations are you making?
-You'll see after we cut them out.
OK, I'll put the lights on.
-So, Cat, what are we doing?
-First, we cut around the shape I've drawn.
Look, here's the line.
Can you guess what it is?
-Is it a wing?
It's something that flies.
Is it some kind of bird?
-Do we cut along there?
-At the end,
you mustn't cut through the folded bit. Go down there, but not across.
Hmm... Is it a bat?
Why is there only half a bat?
Wait till we're finished. You'll see.
How come people have bats at Halloween?
Because they think they're scary, but they're really sweet.
-We can put the spare bits in the recycle bin.
-Open it up, and this is what I was telling you about.
Wow, they're brilliant!
-Let's go and hang them up at the fan.
I spy some Green Balloon Club members!
THEY SHOUT BACK
What have you got to show us?
We just arrived outside a bat hospital in Sussex.
We're about to go in and meet the bats that are staying here.
This is Jenny. She looks after the bats here.
The hospital is in the kitchen.
The very poorly bats are kept in these green shoe boxes.
Look at this tiny, cute bat.
It is called a pipistrelle.
The face looks like a teddy bear!
He's got short ears, and he's really, really furry.
Look, it is the size of my little finger.
This poor little bat got injured by a cat.
It's got a hole in its wing.
The bat's having some cream put on its wing!
So hopefully, one day, it will fly again.
And that will help the hole to fill in.
And it's having some food,
and a drink, too.
The bat is having some medicine.
When they are a bit stronger, they're moved to these big cages.
These bats need lots of flying practice,
before they can be released into the wild.
Yes, it's his first time. He's ready to fly,
but we don't know what's going to happen!
Wow, look at it go!
Swooping round and round... It's beautiful!
We're going to go and see some more bats, now. Come on, guys!
Some bats that can't fly well enough
to be released into the wild,
stay living here at the bat hospital.
This is a brown, long-eared bat.
Its ears are so big, it means that it can hear very well.
It can hear an insect walking across a leaf.
Bats normally come out at night.
We're so lucky to see them in the daytime.
ALL: Happy Halloween, Green Balloon Club!
Today I saw a butterfly.
Flying high towards the sky.
"I'd love to fly with you", said I. But the butterfly just fluttered by.
Did you know that butterflies have taste buds in their feet?
We use our feet for walking,
whereas butterflies, use the bottom of their feet
to sense which flowers have the best nectar.
How's your tree experiment going?
Not very well. Not one has grown yet!
We have to be patient - it takes a long time for trees to grow.
-Sky, there's something else that I need to plant.
It's a seed from my nasturtium.
Look, it even looks like a pumpkin, with four bits.
Oh, a mini pumpkin!
I'll plant this one and then I'll have another nasturtium, next year.
Ah, that's amazing!
-She and Bill must have found something in the garden!
-What are you doing, Bill?
-I thought we might do a bit of bug hunting.
-Bug hunting! I love bug hunting!
-It's good, isn't it?
There's a few places in my garden where bugs can hide.
-Oh, hang about.
-Have you got one?
-What are you doing?!
-I'm gonna suck up the bug.
-No! What's that?!
-Oh, he's gone!
-In your mouth?
-No, no, no.
Don't worry. I'm not gonna swallow them.
It's not going to happen. Look...
the end of this tube has a little bit of cloth over it.
They won't go into my mouth - they will go into there.
-But what is that thing called?
-It's called a pooter.
-A pooter! Ha, ha, ha! That is funny!
-Yeah, I don't know why.
But, that in my mouth, this bit there I put on the bug,
and it goes, wheee! Pppttt!
Yeah, we've got one! Let's see what we've got here.
You recognise this one, don't you?
-It is a ladybird.
-You're right, it's a ladybird.
-It is red with black spots.
-Are all ladybirds red with black spots?
-What colour is that?
That is black with red spots. What is that one, Bill?
Tell you in a minute. Have a look at this. What colour is that?
-He's yellow with black spots.
-Big black spots.
I'm gonna surprise you, Jelly. They're all ladybirds.
Yes, they are!
-I thought all ladybirds were red.
-No. It's the commonest colours.
But ladybirds do come in all different colours.
When you're in the garden, see how many colours you can find.
There's something else that's red. Have a look.
What's this one?
-Look at that.
He's fantastic. He's a soldier beetle.
-A soldier beetle?!
Not cos he goes fighting. He won't hurt you.
Why is he called a soldier beetle?
I think it's because that red is like some soldiers' uniforms,
like at Buckingham Palace, and they're all in bright red.
Oh, this guy. What is that?
It is a worm with legs!
-A worm with legs.
-Actually, it sort of is, in a way.
-He is flat and long.
-His name is centipede.
-Oh, yes, a centipede.
-Have you heard of those?
And I think the name means a hundred legs. Centi means a hundred.
-Pede means legs.
-He's got a hundred legs?
I don't think he's got quite as many. Somebody just went,
"Let's count. One, two...keep still.
"No, stay... I don't know, about a hundred."
I love all the bugs that we've got on our bug hunt,
-but put them back, won't we?
-Come on, guys.
-Bye, bugs. I love you.
-Some will fly off, they have wings.
I'll come back and see them again.
I bet you don't recognise which one it is, though. There you go.
Off they go.
Wow! I love that soldier beetle.
They found so many bugs!
Look, the ladybird is on our website.
It could be this week's secret picture password, or the bat.
I think the bat, because it's Halloween.
-I want to choose the ladybird.
-All right, we'll choose that.
-It's not that.
-It's got to be the bat, then.
-To get on our website,
this week's picture password is the bat.
Ah! I think I can see some Green Balloon Club members.
Yes, it must be time for this week's Spot.
Hello! Since it's Halloween, we're spotting spiders.
Let's get spider-spotting!
The spider most often found in gardens is called the garden spider.
You can always tell it's a garden spider
by the white cross on its back.
The garden spider spins a beautiful big, round web.
Just like this one. Look at the pretty spiral pattern.
How do they make patterns? I wouldn't be clever enough to do it.
They build their webs in shrubs, across paths and in doorways.
They only take about one hour to build.
Look at the spider's web.
The silk that spiders spin webs from is amazing.
It is very strong, so the webs don't break in the winds.
Garden spiders are easily spotted in the autumn,
sitting head down in the middle of their beautiful webs,
waiting for their next meal to come along.
They feed on flying insects,
including butterflies, wasps and flies.
Just run up to the leaf. Look at it running away.
It can move really fast.
So, to spot garden spiders, remember these clues -
look for their large circular web or a spiral pattern.
Look in gardens, across doorways and paths.
Look for the white spots, in the shape of a cross on their backs.
So, why don't you spot some garden spiders?
Happy Halloween, Green Balloon Club. Bye!
Wow! That was a great spot! Spiders' webs look brilliant in autumn,
especially early in the morning.
Come on, everyone! It's time for my game.
-It's called Flour Tower.
-How do you play?
Well, I'll put the pumpkin sweet on the top.
Then you take spoonfuls. Whoever makes it fall in,
they must put their hands behind their backs,
and put their face in to try and get it.
Really gently! Yay!
-Can I go first?
Oh no! It's my turn, it's my turn.
-Oh, my word! Shall I go near the top?
Lily-Rose is next.
That was a mini one.
That was a big one.
Go on, Cat.
Go on, Cat. Cat's brave.
You did good. You did it so fast, it didn't move.
THEY GASP AND SCREAM
Ah, it's Ant!
Go on, Ant!
THEY LAUGH AND SHRIEK
We'd better get Ant cleaned up - we're coming in to land.
And whenever we land, it's...
ALL: Time for a song!
# I had a funny dream just the other night
# That me and all my friends were mini beast size
# Like shepherds in a field on a big bug farm
# And a butterfly's antenna is as long as your arm
# What a world we can see
# Underneath your feet
# The garden is a jungle full of wonderful beasts
# And marching past a twig that's as big as a tree
# Is a family of woodlice like nature had shrunk
# A herd of noisy elephants without the trunks
# I can't believe my eyes
# This spider's twice my size
# Mini beast madness
# Mini beast madness
# The garden is a crazy world of giant ants!
# Far too big to crawl up inside your pants!
# So, should we just turn and run away?
# It looks like all they want to do is jump and play
# Was that a centipede?
# Run by at breakneck speed
# Mini beast madness
# Mini beast madness
# Walking in the cracks of this brand new world
# Listening to the wings of a ladybird
# In a world where everything seems so big
# We're riding on the back of an earwig
# I wish that you could come
# And join in the fun
# Mini beast madness
# Mini beast madness
# Mini beast madness
# Mini beast madness...
# ..Mini beast madness. #
Time for the Green Balloon Club.
Watch out for all the mini beasts where you live.
-You could spot a spider.
-Or a bat if you're lucky.
-Have lots of Halloween fun!
-See you next week.
THEY WAIL LIKE GHOSTS
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