Reusing some of the boxes from Christmas to make a Shopkins shop and storage unit. One of our plans for the new year is to reduce, reuse and recycle our waste. Thanks to Froggy Stuff for the idea and free print outs.
Over the summer holidays I have been carrying out an urban tree survey. In order to help me I have used a leaf chart downloaded from the natural history museum. I have been recording if the leaves are compound or simple and how they are arranged on the twigs. I have also looked at the shape and textures of the leafs.
I have discovered that the most common trees in my area are the alder, beech, holly, oak and sycamore. We also have a lot of weeping willows which suggest water must be close by.
Bees are a very important part of our ecological system. However, I have seen on Newsround that they are in decline. This is mainly due to the bad chemicals being used on crops. Bee populations have reduced by over 50% and wild honeybees are almost extinct in the UK!
We need to do more to protect ours bees (and other wildlife). No mater what you think of bugs they all serve a purpose on earth and without them our climate would suffer. We are their caretakers and we have failed our purpose, but it is not yet too late to take action...
I recently got to visit Birdworld with my parents and it was AMAZING! However, I was sad to discover that penguins are rapidly declining. This is mainly due to the fact we like the same fish as them and as fish stocks diminish so do the populations of penguins. However, some penguins are leaving their natural habitat in search of fresh fish stock and this means they are facing new dangers they have not faced before.
You may see a heron in the photograph having an 'identity crisis' as he is pretending to be a penguin. Herons are not part of Birdworld they have just seen how good the residents have it and fly in for some free food!