Eco warriors at Market Drayton Juniors have an OPALtastic day

A group of 10 Eco warriors at Market Drayton Juniors carried out 3 different OPAL surveys in the school grounds on 22nd November 2012.  They began with the Hedgerow survey looking at the structure, food for wildlife and invertebrates in the hedgerow at the back of the school field. Although the hedge was starting to look a bit bare the children found bramble, holly and dog rose and enjoyed using the brushes and trays to collect a sample of animals that live within it. They then did the Bug count survey using different habitats around the school. Finally they sampled the school pond and found a variety of invertebrates. As the pond was getting quite overgrown the Eco-warriors plan to work on the pond to improve access to it in the future.

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