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【September/October】Wildlife Picnic at Suzume Farm! Let’s Collect Insects Around Rice Fields!
A lot of creatures live in the rice fields and their surrounding waterways, ridges and reservoirs. When the rice is ready to harvest in the autumn, the area around the rice fields are very lively with the grasshoppers, dragonflies, and many insects. Enjoy insect collecting in the nice weather then let's take a closer look to try and identify their species. Let's have an amazing day with the creatures of the rice fields!
wildlife observation only: 2 hours, wildlife observation + local food experience: 4 hours
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1. Indoors introduction (yearly cycle of rice field, brief explanation about creatures, precautions)
2. Gathering small creatures from the rice paddies
3. Careful observation of creatures indoors
A lot of creatures live in the rice fields and their surrounding waterways, ridges and reservoirs. When the rice is ready to harvest in the autumn, the area around the rice fields are very lively with the grasshoppers, dragonflies, and many insects. While walking the rice fields, let's collect actual grasshoppers and dragonflies living there. Then we carefully observe the collected insects indoors using a magnifying glass and a hand-held microscope, trying to identify their type, and listen to commentary about their lifestyles.
In this event, you will catch frogs, dragonflies, etc., then let's study them to find out the species! Through this observation, you can have fun while learning that many creatures live in rice fields and understand the deep connection between farming and wildlife.
※Reservation required to participate.
At this event, by observing the creatures that were actually caught inside the rice fields, you will realize that fields where rice is grown is used by many creatures as a place to live. Through this observation, you can have fun while learning that many creatures live in rice fields and understand the deep connection between farming and wildlife.
|Experience Program Name||【September/October】Wildlife Picnic at Suzume Farm! Let’s Collect Insects Around Rice Fields!|
|Activity Location||Izumi ward, Fukuoka area.|
|Operator Name||Mukai＊Ikimono Labo.|
|Time Required||wildlife observation only: 2 hours, wildlife observation + local food experience: 4 hours|
|Minimum number of participants||5people|
|Maximum number of participants||20people|
|Reservation Deadline||7 days before by 17:00|
|About suspension of the activity||When stormy weather is expected, we may decide to cancel the event. In that case, we will contact you on the evening before the event.|
|Important notes regarding participation||We will walk along the footpaths between rice fields, so please bring long boots.|
|What is included in the price||Experience fee, materials fee, guide fee, consumption tax, and insurance.|
|What is not included in the price||Transportation costs from meeting area to experience area.|
|Method of Payment||Pay cash on the day.|
|About cancellations and changes||Please contact us as soon as possible in case of cancellation or changes.|
|Cancellation Policy||There is no cancellation fee. Since we must change the activity insurance, please contact us as soon as possible.|
|Meeting Spot||10 Sekizoe, Fukuoka, Izumi-ku, Sendai-shi, Miyagi-ken 981-3225|
Jonouchi Public Hall, Izumi-ku, Sendai-shi, Miyagi-ken 981-3225
|Meeting Time||Please come 10 minutes before the start of the program.|
|Access||15 minutes by car from Tohoku Expressway Izumi PA Smart IC.|
Use the parking area at "Jonouchi Public Hall" (room for 7 cars, inform how many spots needed when applying)
|About Guides and Tours||A guide will lead the expedition and provide commentary.|
|About multi-lingual support||Japanese／English|
A guide will explain in English.
|Company / Organization||Organizer: Suzume Farm|