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Young rangers go green in city nature reserve

Published on 22/06/17

Pupils from Charles Darwin Primary unleashed their wild side as they became rangers for the day at Mousehold Heath nature reserve.

Guided by conservation ranger Will Stuart, the children helped to clear new growth, allowing the mature woodland to thrive and creating a good environment for wildlife.

They also went species-spotting on a nature walk, listening for birds, looking for minibeasts under logs, and counting how many different types of butterfly they could spot.

Teacher Alana Chipperfield said: “The children had an amazing day, especially with the wonderful weather, and learned about how to take care of their local environment.

“Thank you to Morrisons who donated gardening gloves for the children to use, and Green Party councillor Ben Price who helped to organise the day.”