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The Very Hungry Caterpillar!

Whilst tending to the grounds today, Mr Young came across this rather large caterpillar. It is an elephant hawk-moth caterpillar which is one of the largest caterpillars found in the British Isles. The species is named after its resemblance to an elephant’s trunk. Eventually, it will turn into a beautiful elephant hawk-moth as shown below. Have a look at this fascinating video, too!


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Amy’s Unusual Pushalong Toy…

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The strange creature in this picture is actually a real badger! He used to live with other badgers in a hidden badger’s home called a ‘sett’ on Amy’s farm.

After the badger died, Amy’s uncle had him stuffed  – like the animals you sometimes see in museums – and mounted him on a skateboard!

Amy brought the badger in to show her classmates and everyone wanted a ride on this unusual toy. It gave Mrs Bird an opportunity to talk about how badgers live in the wild, and the children drew some wonderful pictures of badgers, too.

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Mrs Bird