Armed with gardening gloves, a selection of tools and lots of enthusiasm families headed to the education area. As well as tidying up the tree shelters in the hedgerow and removing dead plants, saplings from the tree nursery were transplanted to the hedge, filling in spaces and extending the hedgerow. There was also plenty of bramble to clear and fallen branches were collected into piles for invertebrates.
As well as improving the site and making it more accessible for visiting schools and groups the work completed by Wildlife Explorers also improves the habitats for wildlife. Several of the children working on the site for this session have visited the site (or will be visiting later this term) with their school classes.
Leaders would like to thank all of the families that joined us for their hard work and to Martin Winder from the Peak District National Park for hosting a fabulous morning.