Even the tiny creatures have an important job in our ecosystem. Last week at Wilton Place, we got to know our bug’s life a little better. There are some bugs that plant’s consider friends; for example honeybees and butterflies helpful pollinators. Although garden pest can be bit of a hassle for some plants they even play an important role because they are food for some of our other garden buddies like birds, garden spiders and lady bugs.
Students got a chance to explore the bugs roles through a game very similar to freeze tag, where some students where garden friends, somewhere foes and others where flowers
The garden pest would freeze our busy flowers while the garden friends would unfreeze them.
Students then took a look closely in the garden and witness some very busy and small critters in our garden.