On Wednesday this week, the eco-group were lucky enough to have a visit from Aileen Salway who works for NESBReC (Biological Records for the Northeast of Scotland). She gave a presentation to the eco-group on the importance of recording sightings or evidence of plants and animal species in tracking and monitoring numbers, due to their impact on ecosystems. The pupils got to look at some examples of things they could record as evidence such as dead bats, feathers, owl pellets, bones, and wood gnawed on by beavers. Aileen took the pupils on a walk around the school grounds to see what they could record. The eco-group will regularly be monitoring sightings of plants and animals and Aileen kindly lent the group a nature camera to place in the school grounds. This information will help the eco-group to identify the areas of biodiversity that need a helping hand.