Students from the Orchard School have just returned from a fascinating walk with Matt Postles from the BNHC. They saw lots of different creatures including a variety of ladybird species. Most species of ladybird are generally considered a welcome guest in the garden because they feed on pests such as aphids.
Lots of wild flowers were spotted along the walk such as the pretty forget-me-not. Another interesting species found was the Herb Robert which rather confusingly is also known as the Red Robin. It is said that the freshly picked leaves of this plant smell of burning tyres when crushed!
So far we’ve reported on invertebrates and plants (with the odd bird thrown in for good measure!) but we’ve got plenty more to come with mammal and bird experts heading out with groups this afternoon. Up next…fabulous fungi!