Friday 23 July 2010

Pond Dipping

A selection of the bugs and animal life that we found while pond dipping up at Shorefield behind George's house this afternoon.  The water was absolutely thick with countless millions of semi-microscopic organisms such as daphnia.  We must get some back to the lab so that we can look at it under the microscope.

These four photos are of Water scorpion (Nepa cinerea), Water boatman (Notonecta glauca), a dragonfly nymph (don't know the species) and a freshwater leech (again - don't know the species).

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