Visitors from Wavell School

Thursday, May 7th 2009

Pupils from Wavell School walked to Foxglove Covert today to find out about the reserve. They were excellent nature detectives and learnt about pond wildlife, minibeasts and nocturnal animals. A Great Diving Beetle, Toadpoles and Tadpoles were caught from the pond dipping platforms. Craneflies and Pond Skaters were found at the edge of the ponds. In the log pile, a Toad was found amongst all the usual Centipedes, Woodlice, Beetles and Worms! Thank you to Elizabeth who helped with the visit.

Volunteers from the Scots Guards moved wood chippings from the stone pile to where they are needed on the other side of the reserve this afternoon. This help is much appreciated.

Bullfinch, Reed Bunting and Chaffinch were all feeding in the field centre garden today. The Greylag Geese and goslings that were on the lake have moved away now. The Tufted Duck remain and seem to be enjoying the tranquility!


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