We were very lucky to have Kat and James visit us within our Class 2 Forest School from the Blackdown Hills Association.  They introduced the children to the type of creatures we might have in our school grounds and pond.  The children split into two groups, one working on finding bitten nut shells, raking the area behind the new building to put some wildflower seeds.  At the same time the other group did some pond dipping.  

We were privileged to have tons of little creatures including tadpoles and newts.  James advised us that due to the amount of variety our pond was given a 10 health rating ( the highest) so the children were very pleased.  The time went by very quickly.  Since then we have been advised that a specialist at the Blackdown Hills office has confirmed we have dormice at the school.  They are hoping to come back in the Autumn term to put up some dormice houses.

Photos here:

Blackdown Hills Association and Forest School - May 2016