River Habitat

On Monday 5th October Class 6 made the journey to Julian’s farm to think about Habitats.

We were lucky enough to meet up with Matt from the Devon Wildlife Trust who has spent several months surveying and assessing the quality of the water in the stream. We spent the morning taking samples of water and then counting the number of creatures present. Lots of creatures means healthy water.

In the afternoon we walked up to the Long Barrow on Warrior’s Moor. Although the barrow is pretty low now you can see that when it was built 5,000 years ago it was absolutely enormous. Andrew Guy has a small collection of flint tools found there although, as there is no flint in our area, these must have been traded with someone from a long way off.