Springwatch Comes to Wickersley
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Monday 9th June 2014

Those of you that have been watching Springwatch on BBC TV will know that many exciting events are occurring at the world famous RSPB reserve near Minsmere in Suffolk.

In fact you do not need to travel that far to see wildlife in action as there have been a number events occurring in the ecozone and around school in recent weeks.
A Lime Hawk Moth was discovered on the school premises after we returned from the half term holiday. This moth is fairly common on southern counties but is now extending its range northwards into Yorkshire. So this particular moth could be a first for the Rotherham area.

In April we noticed that some Blue Tits, were showing an interest in one of the School’s nest boxes. They have successfully bred and are now busy feeding young, who should fledge soon.
A survey of the Ecozone revealed that we have a range of flowers growing including: Bluebells, Hawkbit, Daisies, Dandelions, Buttercups, Grounsel, Thistle, Sun Spurge, Sheperd’s Purse and Scurvy Grass.

The Ecowarriors are continuing to develop the ecozone and later in the Summer Term students following the new Environmental and Land Based Science Course will be developing a small Wetland Area and pond.

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