The banks of the stream near our school Studying geography we learn that the stream Strona is a tributary of the river Cervo which in turn is a tributary of the river Sesia, which in turn is a tributary of the river Po.
A colony of NUTRIAS lives in the area in the stream Strona where the creek crosses Cossato. The habitat is ideal, with the banks rich of vegetation. Nutrias, originating in South America, certainly have fled from a breeder, or deliberately abandoned. The nutria is a large aquatic rodent similar to Beaver, and is able to breed year-round. It is strictly vegetarian, and its diet is based mainly on aquatic plants such as water lilies, buds of straw and other plants commonly found along watercourses. In case of shortage of food it can feed any vegetable, and reach even cultivated fields, which, unfortunately, often considerable damage to crops, preferring maize.
WILLOW The willow is a plant that lives in the sun, but tolerates partial shade. It grows mainly in wet soils, water and surviving so poorly ventilated. Propagation is from cuttings. Willow purple is present throughout Italy, along waterways and rivers bank, on gravelly or sandy soils. The young branches are used to make baskets, mats and baskets or to produce useful ties in agriculture.
The gem is the end not yet fully developed of the spear
There is the nair of NUTRIA below the stones e LAIR of NUTRIA
There is the willow in spring when will check from buds the leaves e LAIR of NUTRIA
Along the banks of the creek blackberry bushes, torny plants, freely grow. In Spring and in Summer its leaves appears
Among the birds, the hooded crow is one of the most adapted to live, without any problem, in the city: it is able to find food everywhere. It is accustomed to human presence, but it remains wild.
The crow has varied feeding, eating remains of dead animals, fruit, seed, cereal. It happens to see it eating in pet (dogs and cats) bowls, even in chicken coops, where it often preys eggs and chicks. It has the back and the belly covered with grey feathers, the remaining Parts are balck. His croak is loud and hoarse “craak…craak…”
With the first sun we meet a lizard and we see a small daisy
With our teacher we have designed as we will trasform the banks THE BEACH MOUNTAIN BIKE TRACK