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Conservation Fun in the Sun!

Thank you to everyone who took part in Pierrepont’s Conservation and Wildlife Monitoring morning on Tuesday. Together you recorded 140 pond creatures and identified them as 11 different species, including Newts, Dragonfly Nymphs and a whopping 80 Pond Snails. We also did a hedgerow survey, gathering data about the species of plants and invertebrates making up a sample section of hedgerow on the farm. Finally, after a lot of hot work digging holes and gathering wood, we made a fantastic new habitat for Stag Beetles. The UK’s largest native terrestrial beetle is declining due to the loss of it’s favourite habitat…dead wood. Hopefully this stunning new home will attract a new Stag Beetle family!

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