Seed is in the Ground at Avonmouth Primary!

The staff and students of Avonmouth Primary had a fantastic day creating their Wildflower Meadow Habitat today.

The day started with an assembly all about how they would create their wildflower meadow habitat including some amazing facts about insects. Did you know that a species of horned dung beetle takes the title for world’s strongest insect. It can pull a whopping 1,141 times its own body weight? That is the equivalent of a David (from Nature Connection) lifting six double-decker buses.

We also demonstrated some of the food chain by showing some Painted Lady butterflies and a pair of ducklings – who knows what will be attracted to Avonmouth Primary School’s wildflowers.

A Painted Lady butterfly sits on the newly installed signage

Over the course of the day, half the pupils of the school came out to create their wildflower meadow. You would have found them:

  • Sowing Wildflower Seed
  • Raking over it – simulating the pitter patter of wild birds or rainfall that slightly buries the seed
  • Creating a hotel for Solitary Bees
  • Installing a Bird Box
  • Planting out some ‘plugs’ of perennial flowers
  • … and enjoying the company of ducklings for a day