A group of trainees from Hope School made some bird and bug boxes earlier this year and gave them to the Friends to fix around the site. We decided to give them a day on the site as a “Thank you.” for their kindness.
They fixed some of the bug boxes in the Wildlife Garden and then moved on to the bird feeding station where they were able to watch and identify some of the birds we find on our site.
In the afternoon we all went pond dipping. We caught lots of tadpoles and a few sticklebacks. We were able to tell which were the males [red chests] and which were females.
When we had all seen the creatures they were returned to the pond.
At the end of the day we had all enjoyed ourselves and learned a little more about the wildlife to be found on the Three Sisters.