Both Chestnut and Sycamore Classes have worked with Ramsbury Estates on the first part of two different conservation projects.
Chestnut Class have planted over 100 cowslips which they will now leave to germinate and begin to grow before planting them at a conservation area near Ramsbury in the spring. Cowslips are a favourite food and habitat of the Duke of Burgundy butterfly, which is an endangered species.
Sycamore Class focused on a different endangered species – the dormouse. They built nesting boxes, which will be placed in an area of woodland near Ramsbury where there is a small population of dormice. They were also introduced to an exciting project to plant a new link hedge near St Katharine’s to hopefully introduce a population of dormice into our spinney – watch this space for updates in the new year.