A Helping Hand From Yarm School

Wednesday, September 25th 2019

Pupils from Yarm Nursery and Prep School visited the reserve on Monday and were very lucky with the weather as it was definitely the best day of the week which has been rather wet since! The children were welcomed at the entrance gate where their adventures as 'Nature Detectives' began!

Throughout the morning they went on a walk to look for signs of wildlife in different habitats. In the conifer woodland they found evidence of squirrels and mice.

At the outdoor classroom they searched for invertebrates underneath the logs.

As it had been a damp morning slugs and snails were high on the list of finds!

After lunch it was time to lend a hand by raking up the hay from a small wildflower meadow. It was a tough job using rakes that were bigger than themselves!

However, the group rose to the challenge and completed the task in no time at all. 

It wasn't all work though and there was a bit of time for some fun and games too; searching for 'woolly worms' to learn about camouflage.

Then playing a blindfold game to discover how bats find their prey.

Our sincere thanks to the staff and pupils for supporting the reserve, it was a real pleasure to spend a day with them and we look forward to a return visit in the future.


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