school garden

school garden

Monday, 17 September 2012

A sneaky preview.....

Over the last weekend a big push was made to get the new eco-loo in the school garden up to scratch and ready to hand over.  Internal fixings were sourced and secured and a solar powered internal light was fitted for those darker moments.

It was decided to 'stain' the wood shiplap a pleasant shade of green.  The second coat was applied this afternoon and weather permitting the third and final coat will be applied tomorrow.

The water butt is now the seventh  we have installed in the school garden. Hopefully they will help us with the collection of rain water and put us in a more eco-friendlly light reducing the need to resort to a hose pipe.

During sunday afternoon there were good numbers of Migrant Hawker dragonflies quartering over the garden feeding on the large number of gnats sheltering in the warmer air and thermals around the trees. These dragonflies are very agile and almost stand on their head when they stop and turn and chase a  gnat.  In the sky when large numbers are feeding and displaying the scene becomes a ballet dance as the insects perform intricate manoevures of twists and turns.  A delight to the eye.

These dragonflies should and can survive well into November if the weather is not too harsh.  However a sign of autumn approaching was the Robin-  who has now changed his delightlful summer song to a more mournful ditty. Watch the temperatures tumble now.....

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