As part of Halton Borough Council’s 5 Ways to Wellbeing project and City Nature Challenge 2022, we invited local primary schools to take part in a mini nature challenge around the Mersey estuary, finding, photographing and recording wildlife.
The children were set the challenge to find and record using tablets and cameras any wildlife they could find, including plants, insects and birds – and they did not disappoint! Together we enjoyed exploring the winding paths and wooded areas of Wigg Island, turning over sticks and stones to discover insect species on Spike Island, and soaking up the views of the Mersey Estuary, being active, and connecting with nature.
Back in class, the children reviewed their findings and used the iNaturalist app to identify the species they observed, contributing to local and global conservation efforts.
‘It was great to be in touch with nature. 10/10 stars.’ – Erin
‘I’m going back there with my Mum because I liked it so much’ – Freddie
‘My dad is going to drive us there with our bikes’ – Sophia
‘I saw everything I wished to see’ – Ethan