Wednesday 23 June 2010

Yellow Class Visit to Minsmere

Yellow class recently visited Minsmere Nature Reserve as part of their 'Habitats' topics. Whilst they were there, the children saw a wide range of flora and fauna - some of which were rather rare, such as a bittern.

The children took part in pond-dipping, finding bloodworms, great diving beetle larvae, pond snails, caddis fly larvae, waterboatmen and pondskaters.
They also visited West Hide which enabled them to see a range of wading and sea birds including avocets.

During the woodland activity, children hunted for minibeasts and finally they visited Bittern Hide where some were fortunate to a bittern and also marsh harriers. A beautiful grey heron was also seen close up. Just as we were leaving, we were lucky enough to see three fantastic deer.