Our focus was on a primary school in Newhaven, East Sussex. The children agreed to watch and count the different birds that visited their wildlife garden for a whole month.
For around fifteen minutes a day, the whole school, around two hundred children took part.
Scattering a mixture of wild bird food, dried mealworms and niger seed, onto the ground and in feeders, the birds’ soon appeared.
The children recorded that Blackbirds Goldfinches, Sparrows and Blue Tits came to feed on the seed. The most popular birds in their garden were Starlings and Collared Doves.
The feedback we received from the staff and pupils is very important to us but we particularly enjoyed looking at the drawings the children sent.
From the beauty of woodlands to coastal and urban areas, nature is all around us. So now the weather has improved, take the opportunity to explore your local area – you’ll be amazed at what you find.
You never know you, may be very lucky and spot one of these on your travels, especially if you have a pond.