Feeding youngsters’ love of wildlife
Children made bird feeders out of old bottles for a wildlife area near their school.
A total of 28 pupils from Barnby Road Academy, Newark, were involved in the project, organised by the Sustrans charity and Mr Roy Fletcher, who leases a pond and surrounding woodland between the school and London Road.
The youngsters helped put up bird feeders in the trees.
They have been involved in monitoring the pond to see how may amphibians have made it their home.
The work has been helped with a donation from the family of Mr Alan Taylor, who died last year.
He was a member of London Road Fisheries, which uses the pond, and loved the area so much his family scattered his ashes there.
Mr Fletcher said the family made the donation in Mr Taylor’s memory to be used for projects in the area.
Some of the money has been spent on a mobile security camera to help protect wildlife because there has been vandalism in the woodland.
The money has also been used for a trophy named after Mr Taylor, which will be awarded to the winner of a fishing match.