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Canisbay – the most northerly Polli:Nation school …

by Pennyland Primary

scotland

03 May, 2018

… would like to share lots of photos of their busy days planting and carrying out pollinator surveys and building a fabulous bug hotel. Marina and Paul the countryside rangers from Highlife Highland and Toni from Polli:Nation joined happy pupils on a blustery and fun day in April. After a long winter and late spring we were more than ready for action and planted about 80 native trees from the Woodland Trust, surveyed some of our quadrats (although the pollinators were not very evident) and built a multi-storey home to help insects have somewhere to take shelter.  More surveys to follow …

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