Last Wednesday, a selection of classes enjoyed a really interesting and funny visit from Leif Barry. Leif is an environmental scientist. His job is to find out about all the special things in our environment and then to tell us how we can work together to protect our environment from being destroyed.
He described and explained all about the different species of butterflies, moths, wasps and bees that we have in Ireland. He showed us beautiful photographs that he took himself on his various nature walks. Then he told us that sadly our wonderful and extremely important bees are going to become extinct if we don't help them out by protecting their habitats (where they live) and leaving them lots of food to eat (the pollen from wild flowers).
We can play our part in St. Brigid's to save the bees and other important pollinators!
Leif very kindly left us with some gorgeous wildflower seeds that we can plant out in our school grounds early next year. We can also leave some of our grass uncut so that we can create a wildflower meadow to help provide food for our winged friends. Fingers crossed we attract lots of bees, butterflies and other pollinators to keep us company on yard next summer! Thanks Leif! :-)
St. Brigid's Greenschools' Committee