Here we will share all our wildlife sightings
Don’t forget to tell us what you see!
Spring is a fantastic time of year with all the trees coming into leaf, the birds singing and building nests, and bees and butterflies emerging. The first Swallows have now arrived back in the skies over school - they will have spent our winter in Southern Africa and have migrated all the way back to Dawlish to build their nests! Isn’t wildlife amazing?
Lots of you have been spotting wildlife around your home and sending photos to your teachers on Seesaw. We love to hear about what you have seen. If you look carefully, you will be amazed what you can find!
Here are some of the sightings you have been sharing:
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Sunday 10th May - Ava and Seb’s butterflies have emerged from around ten days in the chrysalis. Look how beautiful the adult Painted Lady butterflies are!
Jayden has been watching bees collecting nectar from the flowers of a Red Currant plant in his garden. Bees are attracted to the flowers by the sweet nectar. As they visit different flowers, pollen rubs off onto them. Pollen has to be transferred between flowers in order for the seeds to develop - It looks like you will be having a good crop of Red Currants in the Summer, Jayden!
If you look closely, you can sometimes see the pollen on the back and legs of the bee. It often looks like a fine yellow powder.
Here are some photos of bees taken by children in Year 3:
Try searching for mini-beasts around your garden or when you are out on your exercise walk. If you look carefully, you will be amazed what you can find.
If you have one, you could use a magnifying glass to take a closer look. Try looking under leaves and logs. Take some photos or draw a picture of what you find.
Here is a photo of some of the mini-beasts Theo found recently:
Lots of you have been finding empty egg shells. At this time of year, the parent birds carry egg shells away from their nests after the babies hatch out. They then drop the shell, which is why you can often find them in the middle of your garden!
Harry took these super photos of the baby Black Swans down on the Lawn. Did you know that the chick of a swan is called a cygnet?
See what you can find when you are walking on the beach.
Harry in Dahl Class found: