As part of the work for our next green flag we had a Biodiversity Day today in school. In 3rd class we planted up the window boxes and added some extra flowers to other containers in the yard. We first talked about what biodiversity actually meant and then we studied the topic “Alien Invasion”. We learned how invasive and non- native species. We concentrated on our native red squirrel and the effect of the introduction of the American grey squirrel in 1911.
Did you know red squirrels are extinct in England and Wales? We hope that doesn’t happen here in Ireland!