Outdoor Learning

Wednesday, March 13th 2019

The Risedale Rangers were back today with a shiny new sign for the newly restored bug hotel.

The bug hotel is aptly named 'Bugingham Palace' and the new plaque was made at the Risedale Sports and Community College by the Design and Technology Department.

After installing the plaque the group retired from the gale force wind to enjoy a 'full monty' hot chocolate with cream and marshmallows!


The budding naturalists then checked some of the Mink rafts around the reserve for any footprints. These checks for the presence of Mink are vital to protect the Water Vole population.

Students from Mowbray School enjoyed a guided walk this morning. After feeding the ponies some hay they retreated to the warmth of the field centre and dissected Barn Owl pellets. Although at first a little hesitant the group soon got well and truly stuck in and found all kinds of different rodent bones.

The frogspawn collected early last week by Mowbray School pupils for the classroom aquarium hatched out by last weekend due to the warm temperature inside. The tadpoles are now swimming around. In contrast the frogspawn that is outside in the ponds is still looking like black dots in jelly. 



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