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Kingsmead’s Outdoor Education & Forest School students take action

Kingsmead students who take part in Forest School and those who are part of the Outdoor Education Partnership with the Holnicote Estate on Exmoor have been busy tree planting as part of the National Trust Riverlands Project. The students have planted a variety of trees & shrubs including Wayfaring, Alder Buckthorn, Field Maple, Dogwood, Guelder Rose, Hawthorn and Blackthorn in small coops in an area behind Bossington beach where new priority habitat for nature is being created. Shrubs such as Alder Buckhorn & Dogwood provide a valuable food source for Brimstone and Green Hairstreak butterflies while Hawthorn & Blackthorn provide berries and fruit for wintering birds such as Redwings & Mistle thrush.