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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