Our pond dipping session this afternoon fell between the showers, in the sunshine. Nets were plunged into the murky depths of the pool and scooped out a multitude of strange beasties.
Lesser Water Boatman came first then the larger paler, red eyed Greater Water Boatman. Pond Skaters skimmed the surface, midge larvae and the striking Water Scorpions were impressive in their oddness. We had hoped for some dragonfly larvae but none were found a couple of Damselflies flew above the pond but no big fierce larvae.
|Lesser Water Boatman
|Pond Skater and Caddis Fly
This was the last of the summer activities and we are thankful for teaming up with the I&J Toy Library and funding from Foundation Scotland meant we could provide these activities for free this year, enabling many more families to benefit from the fun gained from discovering and exploring Islay and Jura's nature in the wild.