Developing a wild flower meadow

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During their Forest School session this week year 4 pupils were very enthusiastic about the future wild flower meadow at the front of school. We counted how many types of plants we could see in a small area and then talked about how we could increase the variety of wild flowers. We were able to explain why a year-long variety of flowers, grasses and seeds was important for the ecology of the area and an essential part of the food chain.

We “scarified” the ground, then sowed the seeds, and hopefully next summer we’ll see a greater variety of flowers. We also talked about the grass at the front being left long during autumn, so that birds can benefit from the seeds as food and insects can hide in it and keep warm. 

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