On Thursday Pierrepont’s classroom was transformed into a crafty hub! We went for a walk through the woodland collecting lots of natural objects to use in our projects, took them back to the classroom and got creative!
Here are some of the masterpieces……….
New homes for Pierrepont’s birds
The Countryside Restoration trust and Pierrepont Farm would like to send a big thank you to the 8th Aldershot Scout group, who between them managed to build these wonderful new bird boxes during a visit to the farm on Friday 15th July. These bird boxes will be put up in the farm’s woodland to add to the boxes already situated that the farm’s conservation volunteers maintain and regularly monitor. We hope that this project will help the scouts towards their Enviornmental Conservation activity badge.
Moth Night is a national recording scheme to study and celebrate the Moth. Organised by Atropos and Butterfly Conservation, the scheme encourages groups to record species caught in their local area over a three night period. This year it took place on the 9th-11th June.
At Pierrepont we decided to take part and put on a family event on Friday 10th June. All the moths caught in a light trap the night before were studied, identified and recorded by some very keen young volunteers, before being released.
In total, a whopping 86 individual moths were caught and were identified as being 41 different species. Some of the favourites include the Poplar Hawkmoth, Buff Tip, Lobster Moth, Scorched Wing and those photographed below.
The results will be uploaded to the scheme’s online recording system, joining other records from around the country, and a paper will be published in the Atropos Journal explaining the findings.
Thank you to all those who took part!
Pebble Hook Tip Moth
Black Arches Moth
Sunday 5th June 2016
(Open Farm Sunday)
11am – 4pm
FREE ENTRY but a £1 per car fee will be charged for parking on arrival, which is being donated to Farnham Scouts who are helping us on the day.
There will be plenty to keep the family busy including:
- A chance to see the automatic dairy and meet our newest arrivals
- Children’s activities
- Local food and craft stalls
- BBQ and refreshments
- Local award-winning ale from Frensham Brewery
- Guided walks around the farm
- Talks and demonstrations
- Tractor and trailer rides
Hope to see you all there!