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Derbyshire Wildlife Trust Visit

Thanks to the Wildlife Trust who came to work with our Y5 children yesterday.  This is a list of some of the jobs they did!

  • pruned back some of the overhanging branches
  • raked up fallen leaves and cut grass
  • established a compost bin for leaves and grass
  • made a habitat pile at the back of the pond for brash and vegetation from the pond
  • removed 3/4 of the flag iris roots creating open water for dipping
  • removed as much brown vegetation from the pond as possible
  • made a small habitat pile near the existing mini-beast palette
  • drew decorated letters spelling WIRKSWORTH JUNIOR on individual rounds of wood (ready to be attached to the fence next week)
  • cleaned moss from the flagstones
  • pulled out/chopped off encroaching ivy
  • pulled any nettles and brambles we found
  • did a little pond dipping – we found two frogs, a dragonfly nymph and a few beetles and snails
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