As part of our “Green-schools” activity programme, our 6th class students had a wonderful lesson in Biodiversity Curraghchase recently with their class teacher Mr. Kelly, Mairead Harnett SNA, Seán Hartigan from LEAF project and Mrs. Hanley our greenschools coordinator.
We were divided into two groups to explore the forest. We investigated leaf types, fungi, lichens, water creatures, looked at bark of trees and identified tree types – evergreen, coniferous and deciduous. After lunch, we photographed “Audrey de vere house”, preserved for bat wildlife. We found a squoia tree – largest in the world. We also carved necklaces from hazel and elder trees as a memory of our trip. One grouped spotted Red squirrels and the other group found quite a long eel and a queen bumblebee hibernating.