Episode 23 Green Balloon Club


Episode 23

Lily-Rose and friends travel Great Britain in a green hot-air balloon, hearing stories from children. Ant looks at hibernating insects and makes a box for minibeasts to sleep in.


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# Gather round one and all

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# You've gotta answer the call

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# Listen up, look around you, there's a magical world

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# To explore

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# There's a major adventure

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# Coming your way soon

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# So come and join us

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# In this green balloon

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# And when we fly we're higher than the moon

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# So join us, all...

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# In our green balloon. #

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Hello. It's cold out here today. Let's go inside where it's warm.

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Come on, Skipper.

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ALL: Hello! Welcome to the Green Balloon Club.

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It may be cold outside, but in here it's snuggly and warm.

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We're finding out about hibernation. What's hibernation?

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It's when animals sleep during the winter. Hedgehogs do that.

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And lots of other animals. What other animals? Bats do, for a start.

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They like hanging somewhere it's sheltered.

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Ah, I love bats.

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JAY COUGHS

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And frogs hibernate at the bottom of ponds.

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Frogs sleep at the bottom of the pond, all winter? That's right.

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JAY COUGHS

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Have you got a cough, Jay? No, we haven't done the register yet!

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Yes, the register, of course! Let's do it now.

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Here goes then. Lily Rose?

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Are you here, Lily Rose? Yes, but I'm hibernating. Oh!

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Lily Rose is hibernating.

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Ant?

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It looks like Ant's hibernating too.

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What about you, Cat?

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So we've got a hibernating Cat. It's unusual for cats to hibernate.

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What about you, Skipper? Are you hibernating?

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Of course you are!

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Well, we've got the world's first hibernating dog. Now it's me.

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Shall I hibernate too?

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JAY YAWNS

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Oh, no, I can't!

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If I hibernate nobody'll be able to take the register... Sky?

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I'm definitely feeling a bit sleepy.

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Perhaps I'll just hibernate.

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And what about you? Are you hibernating as well?

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If you are, then do it now.

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Just snuggle up nice and warm in your den

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and go...to...sleep for the winter.

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But now wake up! Hibernation over!

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It's time for the Green Balloon Club chant! Yay!

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ALL: # We love animals, plants and birds

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# We love snails and slugs

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# Large and small, we love them all And we never, ever step on bugs

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# Cos we are the Green Balloon Club!

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Sky? You know hedgehogs? Yes. They go to sleep in the winter.

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That's right.

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But why do they do that?

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Well, in the winter, the days get shorter and colder

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and food is hard to find. Some animals find it better to fatten

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themselves up all the way through to autumn and then go to sleep

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in a safe place until spring comes.

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So does that mean they miss all Christmas? I guess they do.

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Then I'm not going to hibernate.

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CLOCKWORK CLATTERS

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Special report! Special report!

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Oh, that's Jelly! Does she hibernate in the winter?

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Oh, no, I don't think so. Let's find out where she is today.

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This is special reporter Jelly, reporting for Green Balloon Club.

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Today, I'm at a hospital. But don't worry, I am not ill.

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No, this is Tiggywinkles,

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and it is a wildlife hospital

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and it's where animals come to get better.

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Come on, let's go and meet some.

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Hello, Florence. Hello, Amelia. BOTH: Hi, Jelly. Hello.

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Aw, you've got a baby hedgehog. He came in with an injured leg.

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Oh dear, and what is that bit on him? It's a bandage.

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The bandage makes his leg better. Oh, I see. He's so tiny, isn't he?

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How old is he? He's three months, but he's very small for his age.

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What happens when the bandage comes off?

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He has swimming lessons. Swimming lessons?!

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In a bath?!

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So this bath is like a swimming pool for hedgehogs?

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Yes, it's just like a swimming pool and this hedgehog has a broken leg.

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Oh. It's healing now.

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And it's going in the bath to have a bit of exercise. Oh, I see.

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Oh, yes. Oh!

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Look at him, I can't believe it! Oh, he's swimming.

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Oh! Little hedgehog, oh, hello.

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I didn't know hedgehogs could swim. He's doing the hedgey-paddle!

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Like a dog doing doggy-paddle.

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You know, but it's hedgey-paddle.

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Look at him!

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This is where lots of hedgehogs are already feeling a lot better.

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And this is Ivory.

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She is very unusual because she has blonde spikes.

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And she's squeaking. And why are her spikes so blonde?

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We don't know, but all her brothers and sisters were brown

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and she was the only one with blonde spikes. Oh, it's amazing, isn't it?

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Florence, what else can we do to help look after hedgehogs?

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You can give them dog and cat food

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and water but never give them milk or bread cos it can make them ill.

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And they need to eat lots before they go into hibernation.

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I hope you have a really good sleep, Ivory.

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Thank you very much. Bye-bye for now.

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Bye, Jelly. Bye, Jelly.

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This is special reporter Jelly, reporting for Green Balloon Club

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from Tiggywinkles Wildlife Hospital.

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Back to you in the Green Balloon, up, up and away!

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Today's marvellous mini-beast is the peacock butterfly.

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It's named after a bird called a peacock that has lots of feathers

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like eyes on its tail.

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It has patterns on its wings to scare off creatures that might attack it.

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In the summer, they're quite easy to spot.

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They love places with flowers and fruit.

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But in the winter, they're even more amazing because they hibernate

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in sheltered places like sheds, ready to emerge again

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when the weather warms up.

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Ant, do spiders hibernate? Um...

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Not our ones. A lot of them die during the winter.

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Oh, poor things.

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But they leave behind a small sack of eggs, it's called an egg sac.

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In spring, it hatches with hundreds of baby spiders.

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Perhaps you should draw the egg sac too. OK, then.

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Do birds hibernate, Jay?

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No, some migrate, which means they go to warmer countries for winter.

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What about the ones that stay? They have to get through winter

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as best they can, saving energy and body heat.

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Did you know that a lot of mini-beasts hibernate? Do they?

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Where do they go? They hide amongst the dead leaves. In wood,

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in flaky bark. You could help by leaving your garden untidy.

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So they've got lots of places to hide? That's right.

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You could be more helpful by making a bug box.

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I'd like to do that. Let's see if we have enough things to make one then.

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I think my seeds are hibernating.

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Not one has grown yet. Perhaps young plants don't like the cold.

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We might have to wait for the weather to get warmer

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and the days to get lighter.

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I guess it is a bit cold for little babies.

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I spy some Green Balloon Club members.

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ALL: Hello!

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ALL: Hello!

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Hey! Hello, Green...

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..Balloon.

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Daddy.

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Well, I'm here with my friends.

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Have you noticed that it's getting quite cold at the moment? Brr!

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When it gets cold we like to wrap up in warm clothes.

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Well, tortoises like to keep warm too, don't they? Yeah.

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That's right. My friends have got a tortoise and his name is Scratch.

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And at this time of year, he likes to hibernate, doesn't he? Yeah.

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Do you know what hibernate means? It means you go to sleep

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during the winter months.

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We're gonna help Scratch the tortoise hibernate.

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Do you know the sign for tortoise? Yeah.

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You put one hand like that, that's the body,

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then you pop the shell on top like that.

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And then you use your finger as the little head, like that.

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"Hello, how are you?"

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Why don't you have a go?

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To keep Scratch nice and warm during his hibernation,

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we're gonna use two cardboard boxes.

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That's it. You gonna help, Ernest? Good boy. And lift the lid up here

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and we're going to pop Scratch into the box.

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Now, I've got some lovely, warm, snuggly bedding.

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Does that look warm in there? Yeah, warm. Cosy and warm.

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That's a tortoise.

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Then, we're going to very gently

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pick up Scratch and pop him in the box. That's right. In he goes.

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Now very gently put the lid on top. Just so Scratch can breathe,

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we're going to pop a few little holes at the top of the box.

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Use this pencil. Pop them through like this.

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Are you going to help do one? Yeah. OK, off you go.

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Push it hard... Yes, very good!

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That's it, excellent. Right, that's enough.

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OK. Right, we'll pop that one over here.

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Now we're going to use a big box. Yeah. A big enormous. That's right,

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it is a big one, isn't it? Yeah.

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And we need to put lots of stuffing in there too.

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Are you going to help? Are you going to hold some for me?

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You can hold that. Right...

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There we go. And then, we can pop Scratch gently into the big box.

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We need to pop some more holes in the big box. One, two...

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Aqib, are you going to do one? Thank you! There we are.

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And Scratch will be able to breathe, won't he? Yeah!

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It's hard, Justin. It's hard, isn't it?

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Yay! Well done. That was a great help today.

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Right. And now we're going to close the box.

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So, do that...and then just tuck that over, like so. Ho-ho!

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Well, Scratch is inside the boxes. He's nice and warm and cosy.

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But what we have to do now is find a perfect place for him to sleep.

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Yeah? Yes! Well, come on then.

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Let's go. Come on, Scratch.

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We're looking for the perfect place for Scratch to sleep for the winter.

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It's a lovely, warm, dry shed. Perfect for Scratch to hibernate in.

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This is good. All we need to do is carefully pop him inside.

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There we go. And now we can say goodnight to Scratch.

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ALL: Goodnight, Scratch.

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Goodnight, Scratch. See you soon. Ooh, and goodbye to you too.

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Goodbye, Green Balloon Club, bye-bye!

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ALL: Goodbye, Green Balloon Club!

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Do we need anything else for your bug box, Ant? No.

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That's it. And I got Sky to cut the ends off a bottle for us.

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So, this'll be the bug box.

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Now first, we need to get a piece of string and put it inside the bottle.

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Is that so you can hang the bug box up? Yes, that's right, Jay.

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And you can either tie it in a knot or a bow.

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Then, when you've done that...

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..you get some sticks.

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Do you know what these are called, Jay? No. They're called cow parsley.

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So, you put them inside. Why are we using cow parsley, Ant?

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It's because it's hollow, so then the bugs can hibernate inside.

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We need to make sure that we don't bury the string,

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so that we can still hang it up, like that.

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What sort of bugs might we get in our bug box? Ladybirds,

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lacewings, earwigs.

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Quite a lot of different mini-beasts.

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While I finish this,

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why don't you make one with the cardboard? Good idea.

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That's just in case you don't have any cow parsley.

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Are we using corrugated cardboard because it's got

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these little holes in so the bugs can crawl in? Yes, that's right, Jay.

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Lacewings especially like that cardboard.

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I think I've finished, Ant. Me too. Where should we hang them up?

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Somewhere sheltered so the rain doesn't go in the cow parsley.

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Near plants - loads of mini-beasts there.

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Yours looks really cool, Ant. Thanks, Jay. So does yours.

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Are you looking something up, Cat?

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Yes, I'm trying to find the champion hibernator. Who is it?

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Here it is! Sweet! It's a dormouse, it sleeps for seven months.

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So that's over half a year.

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Yes, so just imagine if we were dormice,

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and we went to sleep now, and when would we wake up?

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We would sleep through...

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BOTH: December, January, February,

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March, April, May, June.

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So that means we would miss Christmas, your birthday,

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Easter and everything!

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Yes, that means we would sleep in winter and wake up in summer.

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Amazing! That's why I think this is the champion hibernator.

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Tucked away in an old hazel wood,

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there's a little tiny creature, fast asleep.

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IT YAWNS

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Oh, hello. I'm a dormouse.

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You'll have to excuse me, I've just woken up.

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For over half the year, I hibernate, which is a very long sleep.

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It's my way of saving energy when there's not much food around

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and it's too cold outside.

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As spring arrives and it starts to get warmer,

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there's no time to lose. It's time to leave my nest and stock up on food.

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My next job is to build a nest for my tiny babies that are on the way.

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I weave a tight nest round myself and line it with soft bedding,

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ready for my newborn babies.

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One by one, my baby dormice are born. They are born hairless and blind.

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They're so tiny!

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Over the next few weeks, their eyes open, and their fur begins to grow.

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After four weeks, they're ready for their first outing.

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This one can already balance on tiny twigs.

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He uses his long bushy tail and his tiny feet with soft pads to cling on.

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Our favourite food is tasty blackberries

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that ripen around autumn time.

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What a tasty treat!

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As autumn draws to an end,

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it's time for all of us dormice to find a secret place,

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to once again roll into a little ball and curl our tails over our face,

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to sleep out the cold winter months.

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How cute was that dormouse, Skipper?

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I think it should be this week's secret picture password.

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Aww, but look, there's a hedgehog too

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and she's really sweet.

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Now which one should we choose?

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The dormouse or the hedgehog?

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It's really hard, isn't it?

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Shall we pick the dormouse? Aww, the dormouse!

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OK, let's click on that.

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That's right!

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The dormouse is this week's secret picture password.

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I spy some Green Balloon Club members!

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It must be time for this week's spot.

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BOTH: Hello!

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Today we are spotting grey squirrels. Let's get spotting!

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They have grey fur, white tummies and a lovely bushy tail.

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There's a squirrel. This big tail helps them to balance.

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Grey squirrels do not hibernate.

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So this time of year, you'll be able to spot grey squirrels

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collecting food for the winter.

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Squirrels have really good eyesight, to look around and spot food.

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They collect chestnuts, acorns and other seeds.

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So remember the clues!

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Look in parks and gardens and woodlands.

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Look for their grey bodies, their white tummies

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and their big furry tails.

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Look out for them collecting food for the winter.

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Why don't you spot some grey squirrels?

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BOTH: Bye!

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What's this you're making, Lily-Rose?

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I'm making a bed for a squirrel to hibernate in.

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Squirrels don't hibernate. Don't they?

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But don't they need to keep warm in winter? Well, yes.

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It's my squirrel's little nest.

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But squirrels live in squirrel dreys.

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Then this must be my squirrel's little drey. Well, it must be.

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With little cushions in.

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Hang on, everyone, we're coming into land!

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THUMP!

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And whenever we land, it's...time for a song!

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# See the leaves in a spin

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# Tossed and blown by the wind

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# It's like they're waving summer Goodbye!

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# And the colours change To golden brown

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# Flying high As they leave the ground

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# Till they're just a speck Against the sky

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# I see them flying

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# Watch them flying

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# To their places That are wonderful and new

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# To see them flying

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# It's just like angels on the wind

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# Can we come flying too?

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# See the birds How high they swoop

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# Full of grace They loop the loop

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# Living free So high above the ground

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# And they're making circles In the sky

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# Calling out "It's migration time!"

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# I wish that I could soar Beyond the clouds

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# You'd see me flying

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# Watch me riding

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# In circles just like life That will renew

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# The birds are flying

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# Away, returning in the spring

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# Yes, they'll come flying

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# Sun will be shining

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# We'll all go flying...too. #

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Thanks for coming to club today. See if you can spot a squirrel.

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Or you could make a bug box. Or make a squirrel's drey.

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See you next week. ALL: Bye!

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Are you all right, Beach Byrds?

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# Zak!

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# Tang!

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# Panzee!

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# Drum!

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# Welcome to the band ZingZillas

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# Let me show you round ZingZillas

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# Each one lends a hand ZingZillas

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Lily-Rose and friends travel Great Britain in a green hot-air balloon hearing stories from children.

The Green Team are learning about hibernation and Jay is finding out if birds hibernate. Ant looks at hibernating insects and makes a bug box for minibeasts to sleep in over the winter. Lily-Rose is looking at how her seeds do in winter, while Cat finds the champion hibernator of them all - the dormouse.

Also, Jelly and her friends call in on some hedghogs getting ready for winter at St Tiggywinkles and there is a special guest appearance from Justin as a Green Balloon Club member helps his tortoise get ready to hibernate.


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