New Found Things

Friday, June 16th 2017

Today we had a visit from Hipswell C of E Primary School years 3 and 4. It was a great day with various activities going on from mini-beast discoveries using sweep netting on the flower meadow….

… close examination of the contents

… to looking under rotting logs for the numerous ground beetles, slugs, etc.

....and using a sheet to examine tree/leaf insects

….to pond dipping in the Scrapes where delights including Great Diving Beetles, diving beetle larvae and these mating Giant Freshwater Snails graced our nets .

… and finishing off with a habitat walk that had the added bonus of newly hatched Moorhen chicks on the Lake.

While we were tending to the school Peter had come in specially to assist with various jobs that needed doing on the site and Colin helped by filling bird feeders and other much needed jobs. Thank you from us all for such hard work!

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