Acorn Antics 2022

Closes 28 Oct 2022

Opened 12 Sep 2022

Overview

Welcome to the registration page for Acorn Antics 2022!

We’re asking education and learning groups to get outside and collect acorns.

Seed collections can be organised by all sorts of education and learning groups such as, schools, Brownies, Scouts or Young Farmers. It gives young people the opportunity to learn about, and connect with, the natural environment in Wales.

People can also get involved by donating acorns to their local group or inviting them to collect acorns from their land.

This year, we are only looking for Sessile Oak acorns. 

Settings interested in taking part in Acorn Antics need to register before organising their collection.

We will pay up to £4.40 per kilogram depending on the quality of the acorns.

What will we do with the acorns that you collect?

The acorns will be sent to the Maelor tree nursery near Chirk where they are grown into saplings before we replant them in Welsh woodlands and forests.

The annual Acorn Antics project helps us plant more trees which have been grown from local seeds.

How should you prepare?

Before you register, please read these documents which will help you get up to speed and prepared to collect.

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Once registered we will send you the Acorn collecting bags and labels for you to start collecting. 

Once collected you can book a drop off appointment for your registered acorns at one of our offices or Visitor Centres.

Share your photos

Remember to take plenty of photos while collecting the acorns and share on your social media channels using #AcornAntics. And don’t forget to mention us!

Twitter @NatResWales.

Facebook @NatResWales

Register before you begin collecting

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • Educators

Interests

  • Acorn Antics