The Cycle of Life at Milford Pre-School

Published on 2015-10-20 by Gill Hickman

Following the great early autumn parental clear-up session, beds were left bare and were ready to be filled. The New Forest Food Challenge stepped in and provided onion sets, garlic and broad beans which the children sowed immediately.

Sunflowers were harvested a little later as it was obvious that they were providing food for wildlife. The arrival of a Jersey Tiger Moth, comparatively rare in these parts, provided some excitement! Children explored the great flower heads, carefully removing some seeds for bird food. Other sunflowers were left in situ to feed birds on the wing.

Lavender, on which bees has feasted throughout the summer, was cut and the children enjoyed filling bags with lavender!

Jesry TigerSunflower pick