The Blackdown Hills Natural Futures project has been visiting primary schools across the AONB this spring and summer.
Environmental education sessions designed specifically for the Blackdown Hills are being held at 11 schools in the area. They involve a variety of activities including pond dipping, moth trapping and identification, bug hunts, bird and bat box makin, and a series of very successful mini 'bioblitz' events on school grounds.
Feedback from teachers and students has been overwhelmingly positive and the sessions have been great fun to run. A few more visits are planned during the current summer term and then we'll return to each of the schools next year.
Photo: Bug hotel at Uppotery School.