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Pollinator count

Thank you for joining us today. The lovely Anne from the Emu group let us know about the Pollinator count that is happening this week. Pollinators are creatures like bees that are very important for all types of things. We wouldn’t have things like apples without bees. There are some scientists who are doing some research into the different types of insects we have who do this job, and we can help them! Here’s a link to the page; wildpollinatorcount.com

In a nutshell, all you have to do is sit by a flower and count how many insects land on the flower and move the middle parts of the flower. It’s best to choose a time when it’s not windy and when it’s sunny. We will be trying to do this with our Kangaroo group on Friday too.

If you prefer not to count, we would love it if you could draw a picture of a flower in your garden and count how many insects land on that flower, can you draw any of those insects? What colours are they? I would love to see your drawing. You can either take a photo and email it to me (Carly), or you can send it to the kinder, or pop it in the kinder letterbox if you happen to walk past.

Here’s two photos of flowers in my garden (One of them is a weed! We don’t do a lot of gardening!)

This one is a weed that I found!

I found this one on a grassy type of plant. Can you see those bit with the yellow on the end? Those are called stamen. The pollen is the yellow stuff at the end of the stamen.

Have a lovely weekend everyone and we’ll see you next week.

Carly and HPK Team.

#Creative #Nature #numeracy

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