Test your knowledge of hedgerows and a small-scale UK ecosystem with this 15-question GCSE quiz.
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enough to stretch twice around the world
enough to stretch from Cardiff to Cairo
as long as the Great Wall of China
the same length as the M4 motorway
Tractors became smaller but more powerful.
Hedgerows didn’t have any gateways for machinery to get into fields.
Farmers didn’t keep livestock (e.g. sheep) anymore; they only grew crops.
Larger fields meant more crops could be grown.
Clearing out birds’ nests
Learning the skill of hedge laying
Never cutting hedges
Reducing soil nutrients
Quick to put up whenever animals need to be kept apart
Reducing soil erosion
January to November
March to April
March to August
November to January
Bamboo and bracken
Oak and ash
Hawthorn and blackthorn
Nettles and field maples
The natural home of an animal or plant.
A community of living things and their physical environment.
The flow of nutrients through an ecosystem.
The different ways that ecosystems give humans something we need.
Risk of chemical spills.
Risk of fire.
Risk of plant allergies.
Risk of injury from incorrect lifting techniques.