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Eco Club and Leaves

Sunday, May 1st 2011

The importance of leaves was the topic for Eco Club today.   The children went leaf hunting for as many different shaped leaves as possible - without clearing the reserve of leaves!  Many of the leaves were touched to discover if they were soft or smooth or prickly.  Chuildren and pine tree

The children were very observant.

child looking for leaves

We stopped for our regular check of Kidney Spot Ladybirds on the Ash trees and found two.  As we continued our walk the eagle eyed children spotted another two on a Hawthorn tree.  The first time these insects have been found other than on Ash trees.

As the weather was sunny we observed many insects.  The grasshoppers amazed the children with their mighty jumps! Tiny looper caterpillars were sheltering in and eating the new willow leaves.  Butterflies were seen fluttering by and  Red Damselflies were on the wing.

Thank you to everyone who helped during the meeting.

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