As part of their unit on mini-beasts, Year 1’s dung beetle house was officially opened by Landcare representative and KWS parent, Sally Kirby. Sally kindly kept 200 dung beetles alive for us over the holiday break and they were released into their new house for the students to see.
Over the next 6 months Year 1 will feed the dung beetles weekly and submit photos of their progress. The hope is that the colony will grow sufficiently for us to move them out to the school farms. This is a first for the region, with Landcare unsure of how the beetles will survive the Central West climate.