A look at the variety of plants and animals which can be found in a typical back garden.

Ants are attracted to a plate of jam, and bees collect nectar from flowers. A robin collects grubs from the soil to feed to its young. Look closely and you might even spot foxes and a mouse, eating strawberries.

First broadcast:
18 September 2007

Ask the class to watch the clip and discuss the types of animals that would be typically found in a garden. Tell the children they are going to compare this with the school grounds. Set the following questions to the children and allow them to investigate: "Which is the most common minibeast in our school grounds? Which part of the school grounds has the greatest variety of minibeasts? Which number of legs is most common in minibeasts?"