Tuesday, 19 August 2008

Animal Habitats

The pupils at Elmsett School have always been involved with creating and developing our woodland. In the early stages, they helped to name our scheme and designed the woodland's layout.

They were asked to think about and suggest what they would like in their wood. Many children wanted it to be a safe place, where all kinds of animals can live.

With this in mind, and the fact that many species are struggling with diseases and unseasonable weather, we shall be introducing different habitats to improve the biodiversity in Buckle's Wood.

The photo shows caterpillars on some nettles in my garden. They will turn into Peacock butterflies. We have nettles in the wood , but not many flowers for the butterflies to complete their life cycle, so this autumn we shall be planing wild flower plants, to attract more butterflies, insects, birds, and bees.

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