As a whole school our topic is Pollinating. We will be learning all about the different species of bees and flowers that are around the school grounds and all over the island and maybe the whole world. Every Monday we have been having visits from Fiona MacGillivray who is part of the Islay Pollinators project and is from the Islay Natural History Trust. Yesterday Mrs MacGillivray came into the school to do the project. When Mrs MacGillivray came in yesterday we were looking at all the different types flowers up the back of the school. Yesterday we also looked at all the different flowers that were in the Quadrants on the hill behind the school. We found the following plants up the back of the school:
- Meadow Buttercup.
- Scapius Leave.
We drew Botanical drawings of the flowers that we found. Here are some facts about pollinators/ pollinating;
- There are 24 different species of bumble bees in britain.
- Ivy is a very good food source for pollinators at the end of the summer.
- There are around 220 species of solitary bees in britain and they don’t sting.
BY CHARLIE P7/ EVIE P6