05/06/19 - RSPB Bioblitz
Here is a recount of our RSPB Visit:
Yesterday we had a visitor from the RSPB who came to help us explore the living things in our outdoor areas. First she came to our classroom and talked to us about what the RSPB does. It is a charity which protects birds and the wildlife they live in.
Next she showed us the different equipment we would be using outside. I was really excited because I couldn’t wait to use the magnifying glass and the bug pots to tick off the living things on our checklist!
Then it was time to go outside and start to explore. Luckily it was a cloudy but warm day so we could go on the field and it wasn’t too muddy! We went to forest school first to search for minibeasts. I felt so adventurous lifting the logs and searching for insects. I found a woodlouse, an earthworm, a snail, a spider, a slug and a centipede. How brilliant it was!
After we had finished investigating in forest school so it was time to search the rest of the school grounds. We saw a line of trees and bushes so we spent time closely observing so that we could identify the different trees. I felt so clever because I was able to spot Ash, Oak, Birch and Holly.
Once we had finished looking at the trees we went to look at the flowering plants to look for birds and other insects. We saw a beautiful cherry tree with flowers which had many bumble bees buzzing around. Also we saw wood pigeons, a magpie and a squirrel.
Finally we sat together and talked about all the wonderful things we had found. We were asked ‘what was your favourite thing?’ and I told everyone that mine was the spider. The lady from the RSPB asked us if we could do anything to improve the outdoor area in our school and I thought that we could plant more flowers for the insects and have a pond for the birds to drink and for living things to live in.
I really enjoyed our time exploring outside and I hope that we get to do it again soon!