On the 6th of March Room 7 went to Hammond park to learn about bats. The walk was 5.42 K.M.
Hammond park was a great adventure. We started off and on the way we mapped our place:
We went down Mc cracken ave, Johnsveiw terrace and last Malcolm st. Finally we were there- it felt like ages!
Hammond Park is kind of like a modern walk through some old Pa sites. It’s like going through an ancient pathway or something. Hammond park is really green.
We first played a game of Bat attack. One person had a ripper belt and was the bat. They had four lives that the predators had to try and take while the conservationists protected. Their predators are like rabbits, stoats, cats, rats and possums. We learnt that bats need our help as they can't protect themselves! The bat kept dying.
Then we went through a board walk through native trees to see some bat houses. There is a photo on the right.
But it started raining so we went back to school.
Mr Kelly from the Hamilton Council came to school and taught us lots about bats.
The Bats we learnt about were the short tailed and long tailed bats.
The short tailed bats walk on there knees to catch bugs like weta.
The long tailed bat lives in trees high up in the forests of NZ.
Mr Kelly told us that to help the bat, we had to go and teach as many people as we could so they learn about the bat and want to help protect it.
Today we walked 5.42 so we have now walked 13.53km
Each of us wrote our own report on what we found out about bats. Here is Charlotte's...