1GJ at Rodley Nature Reserve
Tuesday 26th April | 8 comments
1GJ have had a brilliant day at the nature reserve despite the freezing weather. We have never been pond dipping in the snow before!! Thank you very much to the parents who supported us on our trip.
In the morning we explored the nature reserve and had fun collecting objects to go on our sticky boards. We also spent time in the various hides looking carefully for wildlife on the lagoons. We were very lucky and spotted a heron, swans and baby moorhens.
We all enjoyed our lunch in the warmth of the nature reserve and sang “Happy Birthday” to Mrs James.
In the afternoon we all had a turn at pond dipping. We caught snails, tadpoles, water boatmen, damson fly larvae and stickleback fish. We were taught how to use binoculars correctly and did some bird spotting. Some children were very lucky and saw an owl. We also had a talk from Peter the bee keeper – he told us lots of great facts about bees. Have you tasted the honey that your child brought home?
We are so lucky to have the nature reserve so close to our school. It is an amazing place and the volunteers are all so enthusiastic.