Tuesday 28 August 2012

Family Activity Session - Pond Dipping/Bug Hunt

We had one enthusiastic family join us for pond dipping and the bug hunt this afternoon. We managed to avoid one shower but definitely not another! We had more joy bug hunting than pond dipping this time, although we saw both Greater and Lesser Water Boatmen and some leeches in the pond. We caught two different spiders, lots of little blue hopper things (still to be identified) and then there were those which got away . . .

Pond Dipping fun
Black Darter (female)
Crab Spider (Xysticus cristatus?)
Harvestman sp. (Paroligolophus agrestis?)
Leaf hopper  - Cicadella viridis

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