School visits and happy helpers

Wednesday, June 13th 2018

Firstly I would like to thank all of my happy helpers today, both those helping with the school groups that enjoyed a wonderful visit to the Reserve, and all those that helped Elizabeth prepare for tomorrow's Coffee Morning at Richmond Town Hall.

We were joined today by (almost) the entirety of Leeming & Londonderry Community Primary School, from Foundation level all the way up to Key Stage 2. We had a variety of activities going on simultaneously, including Pond Dipping, a Mini-beast Hunt and Habitat Walks. 

 

Pond Dipping proved popular as ever, where the groups found yet more Great Diving Beetle larvae exuvia.

Unlike us, insects such as the Great Diving Beetle are exoskeletal, meaning that they have external skeletons. As a consequence these creatures must periodically moult their external skeleton leaving behind an exuviae.

Exuvia can be very useful to biologists as they can be used to identify species when it is not practical or possible to study a species directly. 

We were also joined by Risedale School again today who have been helping to tidy up the brash that was cut during our recent work on the Scrapes.

Almost all of the piles have now been cleared up and stored at the bullet catcher, with the remaining piles being moved by our Thursday Volunteers tomorrow.


(0) Comments:

There are no comments for this blog post yet. Why not start the discussion? - use the form below:


Leave a Comment:







Remember my personal information

Notify me of follow-up comments?

The following question is designed to make sure you are a real person and helps us cut down on spam.
Your comments will appear here once an administrator has reviewed them.

What is the sum of 3 + 3? (1 character(s) required)


Back to Top

Recent Blog Posts:

Tidying Up

Posted 10th December 2018

It was another frosty morning on the reserve, which turned into a surprisingly mild day. Today's job was a tidying up one, raking up all…

Read More

Winter Sun

Posted 9th December 2018

Members of the Swaledale Ringing Team took advantage of the calm, sunny weather and carried out a visit to Bellflask Fishery early this morning. There…

Read More

Things to Look Out For on a Winter Walk

Posted 8th December 2018

I have walked around much of the reserve over the last few days and flowers are far and few between.  There is a single Herb…

Read More

Sunshine and Smiles

Posted 7th December 2018

There was blue sky and plenty of sunshine, at times, on the reserve. Even the strong wind blowing straight down from the moor to the…

Read More
 
 
 

Sitemap | Accessibility Policy | Privacy Policy | Terms & Conditions |