As part of our “Nature Watch Week”, we invited the whole of Hemblington School to visit our churchyard in their Covid bubbles. The children had the opportunity to explore the churchyard, learn something of the wildlife found there, and how we try to look after it. They also studied the outside of the church building, discovering the different materials used in its construction.
Of particular interest to the children, was a moth trap which had been left overnight in the churchyard. They were fascinated, both by how it worked, and the moths which were found in it. We are indebted to Tony McKie from BADCOG for setting it up for us.
Many of the children tried their hand at making bark and leaf rubbings, drawing plants, and making a cross from twigs. All planted a sunflower seed to take home. Hopefully, these will eventually be planted in their own gardens to help encourage wildlife there.