Monday, September 08th, 2008 | Author:
A little late to be posting about this, because it was 28th June that the Summer Event was held, but it was a great day and worth reporting. Better late than never.

Pond dipping was a big attraction with kids and adults alike.

I must say I assumed there wasn’t much life at all in the water, since I never see anything other than fish. How wrong I was! We found the following in one small spot:

    • Tadpoles – quite big ones, some with legs


  • Small diving beetles – pure black – max 1cm long



  • Water louse



  • Caddisfly larvae – wrapped in debris, with just head and legs poking out of the front



  • Some sort of nymphs



  • Three spined sticklebacks, including pregnant males and very showy red bellied males



  • A baby newt – found the next day during clear up



  • Small shrimps



After all that fun we had a BBQ and the adults played whack a rat with even more vigour than the children.

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