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School of nature


With spring, the school visits to our Ponza station are frequent.


This week we had a total of 40 pupils from the Carlo Pisacane primary school as guests. Belonging to the 2nd, 3rd and 5th grades and therefore divided into 3 groups, the children attended an introductory lesson from the local naturalistic guide Herta and the assisted to some of the activities at the ringing table.


The species they were able to see live are several. Let's start with the Warblers typical of the moment with Chiffchaff, Willow warbler, Wood warbler, Whitethroat, Alpine warbler, Blackcap, Sardinian warbler. They then saw both some long-distance migrants from other families such as the Common redstart, Pied flycatcher, House martin and Swallow, as well as some well-known species such as the Robin.


One of the two groups was very lucky because they were able to see two less common species than those mentioned above, sill regularly ringed at the Ponza station: the coloured Bee-eater and the Red-backed shrike, considered vulnerable due to the risk of habitat loss for its life cycle.


To inform about these species, to tell about their long journey and to illustrate their ecology, it allows to communicate the importance of research and nature conservation, fundamental concepts for education from the first years of life.



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