Bees, beetles, moths, butterflies… these were some of the busy pollinators that Harmony Grade 6 learners spotted at Princess Vlei on 24 February.
The learners were there to discover the wonders of pollinator activity at the vlei. They first examined Hibiscus flowers brought from a garden to investigate where the anatomy for the flower and discover how pollination leads to seed creation.
They were each assigned the identity of a pollinator, and asked to find flowers which that pollinator is drawn to. They were also asked to look out for any other pollinators on these and other plants.
The learners had a great morning, and discovered many other treasures at Princess Vlei, such as the bullrushes, birds and rattling seed pods of the kankerbos. The learners also discovered how frustrating it is as a pollinator not to find the flower you need for food or nectar, and why we need a rich diversity of plants to make sure that all our pollinator friends thrive, and can continue pollinating and promoting plant growth.
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