Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Eanna Ní Lamhna -Environmental Specialist Visits Peterswell

Nature Walk

Today we strolled, on a nature trail down to the local Turlough with a girl called Éanna Ni Lamhna. She taught us about evergreen trees and leaves. Éanna is on TV and radio a lot. She is famous.
We saw a sycamore tree, an Ash tee, a Hawthorn and Ivy. The Ivy has two different shapes for the leaves. The reason for this is one of them is in the light and the other is in the dark.
The ash tree's seeds are all droopy, so we call them keys. The buds are black and are kind of in the shape of sheep feet.
The birds we saw were the House Martin, Robin, Jack Daw, Rook and a Curlew. We didn't see them up close.
One of the fern was called the hearts tongue.You would know it was a fern because of the seeds at the back of the leaf.
The ivy leaves are different colours. If it grows in the dark it would be dark green and if it grows in the light it would be light green.
The Turlough was called Turlough na Clocha Dubha.
We used the binoculars to see the birds better.We would like to thank the staff and Eanna for the walk.

Laura Hegarty 4th class

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