British Science Week event at Llanwonno
14 March 2017
School children from Perthcelyn Community Primary School, Abercynon community primary school and a group from Gofal joined the Mary Gillham Project, SEWBReC, the Colliery Spoil Biodiversity Initiative and Glamorgan Fungus Group on a mission to explore some of the wildlife found around the Daerwynno Activity Centre.
We went and explored the pond where frogs had spawned and we also found newts, beetles, nymphs and snails. Beneath logs and stones were an assortment of centipedes, Granny Grey’s [woodlice], slugs, pupae, eggs and other minibeasts.
Back inside in the ‘laboratory’ we looked at some of our finds under a microscope which we also projected onto a big screen, we looked at the natural history collection of snake skins, exuvia, shells, mermaid’s purses, nuts and skeletons. A varied day indeed!
Thank you to all of the participants as well as all of the the staff and volunteers from each of the organisations – together you made the day one to remember.
British Science Week is a project of the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) and the British Science Association