Archive 2009

Holy Family Bird Display

Prize winners from our 2009 Schools' Wildlife Recording Event!

Students have been entering their records in School RODIS (The facility for students and staff to enter records online - to find out more - click the icon on the left-hand side). Mrs McManus, the Deputy Headteacher for Holy Family Catholic Primary School said; ‘The children enjoy using School RODIS... Identifying other organisms enhances their observational skills, which has a knock on effect throughout the curriculum. In a world which increasingly uses ICT it furthers their ICT skills.’

‘The children enjoy using School RODIS... Identifying other organisms enhances their observational skills, which has a knock on effect throughout the curriculum. In a world which increasingly uses ICT it furthers their ICT skills.’

Prize winning schools from the 2009 Schools’ Wildlife Recording Event Prize Draw:

  • Holy Family Catholic Primary School, Halewood, Knowsley
  • Marshside Primary School, Marshside,
  • Southport Stanley High Sports College, Southport

The prizes included class sets of FSC Identification Guides for:

  • Playing field plants
  • The woodland name trail
  • Bugs on bushes Ladybirds
  • The tree name trail

The prize winning school in 2008 was Wirral Grammar School for Girls.

2010 Grayling Survey announced (10/2009)

Merseyside BioBank has been successful in a bid to the SITA Trust Enriching Nature programme for funding to support a survey of one of the Sefton Coast's special animals - the Grayling Butterfly (Hipparchia semele). The Grayling is one of only two butterflies that have Species Action Plans in the North Merseyside Biodiversity Action Plan. The Grayling Species Action Plan contains targets for establishing the extent and size of the Grayling population on the Sefton Coast and this project should meet those targets. Merseyside BioBank will be recruiting volunteers in 2010 to help with the survey, so if you are interested - watch this space!