Come Rain or Shine!

Friday, May 11th 2012

Kitted out in waterproofs and wellies 16 pupils from Yarm Prep School visited the reserve today.  The bad weather meant pond dipping and the minibeast safari we had planned were not possible, instead we took a walk around the reserve looking at the life cycles of the animals and plants we found.  Smooth Newts, Kestrel and Heron were spotted by some of the children.

Yarm Prep School

The weather soon cleared up after the school left, Brian and Elizabeth took advantage of this and went out 'rooting'.  Many of the insects that were hidden away, sheltering from the rain this morning were out enjoying the sun.  This female stonefly was among their findings.

These insects remain in the nymphal form for one to four years, depending on species, and undergo anything from 12 to 33 moults before emerging and becoming terrestrial adults such as this one.

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