Yesterday we had a brilliant day with Harry at the WHEEC ( Welsh Harp Environmental Centre). Here we are when we arrived
Harry took us on a woodland walk and we all took notes about the different location. There was so much to see and learn about. We discussed bees and why they are so important. We learnt that they are being attacked by a tiny mite and so number of bees are falling all aorund the world.
We learnt that Stag beetles too are dying out because their habitat is being destroyed and their life cycle is about 7 years from egg to adult. We leanrt about what happens to dying trees and how the Woodpecker can use the dying tree to make a hole and a nest, they can also find food in the bark. They peck holes in the bark and eat the beetle larva.
Once we had all our notes, we went off to the different locations to film a video report, this was good fun and we had to work as a team.
Watch out for the Stinging Nettles……
Once we had filmed our Nature reports, we brought the iPads back to Mr Cooley and he helped us to upload them to our Schools Private You Tube account.
In the afternoon, we took some binoculars and went bird watch by the side of the Welsh Harp reservoir. There were a few water birds there like Swans, Coots, Morhens and Grebes. Then it was time to catch the bus back to school. We all had a great day out. Don’t forget to watch out Video Reports. Make sure you and your class visit the Welsh Harp Environmental Centre.