Thursday March 6th 2014
Just after 8.30am Colin and I began by filling the numerous bird feeders around the school wildlife area-Rose arrived in time to help us refill the containers ready for our next work session on Monday
Colin and I spent rest of morning battling brambles on the slope below the playground ie pulling them out and chopping them up AGAIN
Rose planted iris and tulip bulbs + a few none native primroses on the bed near the boiler house.Next she pruned back some brambles before removing some alexanders nearby+ a few flowering alexanders behind our shed ie before they had chance to spread seed everywhere!
At 11.30am after the morning break I collected 4 children from Miss McIntyre’s Y4 class -they helped me for 15 minutes with putting bird food(seed mixture,suet pellets,sunflower hearts dried mealworms and sultanas) on the bird table in the far copse plus on the food tray by the pond-I noticed the children were fascinated by the dried mealworms as well as the dried teasel flowerheads by the shed…
Lots of birds seen and heard this morning including magpies,blackbirds,robins,great tits etc alas we were too busy working for proper bird watching!
Blackthorn is in blossom in the native hedge by the pond plus a borage wildflower/herb is in flower just below the upper pathway near the shed
NB today was Colin’s last work session for a month-we shall miss his hard work and good company