IMG_6620Fyling Hall students from Years 7 and 8 have been out on Fylingdales Moor over the last two weeks on science field trips. They met up with Tanya Eyre, from the Hawk and Owl Trust, who led a walk to look at the moorland habitat and learn about some of the plants and animals which live on the moors. The students also conducted a pond-dipping survey near Cookhouse.

They  were lucky enough to see a wide range of wildlife on the moors on both days, including skylarks, meadow pipits, swallows, hares, frogs, toads, an adder, a lizard and several different species of beetle. The pond-dipping survey revealed a wide range of different pond creatures, and they learnt a lot about the adaptations of these animals to their habitat.

IMG_6606The students all gained a lot from their field work and would like to say a big thank you to Tanya and the Hawk and Owl Trust, as well as to Mrs Richardson and Mr Squirrel.

“It was fascinating to see an adder” – Kai

“I learnt how to tell the difference between a frog and a toad” – Charles

“I managed to find a female lizard” – Amy

“I was interested to find out that tadpoles are herbivores when they are young” – CameronIMG_6579