Discovering the Depths

Friday, April 21st 2017

Today saw the final of our Easter holiday activities for this year, with a pond dipping event! We discovered animals living in the depths of our ponds including stickleback, well-camouflaged cased caddis fly larvae and predatory damselfly and beetle larvae.

We even had the excitement of watching one of the beetle larvae eating a water hoglouse!

Families leant about water voles at the event and saw plenty of signs of their activity, but today they were only spotted when the Scrapes got a bit quieter…

After having a look at the tadpoles in the classroom; the final activity was making egg box frogs to take home.

Meanwhile Roger and John were continuing to lay the new cable between the lake hide camera and the Field Centre.

Some stretches are trickier than others!

Thanks especially to Lesley and John for helping us today.


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