It was pond dipping yesterday and it sounds like they had great fun.
A very good pond dipping activity today, 9 children, 2 families (visitors and locals), despite inclement weather. Some great catches, mainly from one lad who managed to catch two Greater Water Beetles and a fabulously sizeable Horse Leech which we had looping over our hands (see photos). Lots of water scorpions, greater water boatman, lesser water boatman, pond snails and right at the beginning a lovely little toad which was spotted before anyone trod on it!
We observed all the beetles and boatman breathing through their bottoms and baby leeches sticking to the white trays.
A very enjoyable afternoon with very enthusiastic youngsters.