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Crakehall C of E Primary School

Friday, May 4th 2012

Pupils from Crakehall were well wrapped up this morning as they arrived at Foxglove for a day of exploring and discovering. In spite of the low temperature they found earthworms, numerous slugs (including a Leopard Slug) and a Two-banded Longhorn Beetle whilst out on minibeast safari. Sweep nets were a bit ambitious!

Sweep netting

The children soon mastered the entomologist's equipment and used magnifiers…

Nature Detectives

and pooters!


Over at the pond-dipping platform, the young enthusiasts learnt something new! This beautiful Great Diving Beetle breathes through its bottom! You can even see the air bubble at the tip of its abdomen. These highly carniverous beetles devour creatures as big as themselves (tadpoles, fry) and are powerful swimmers.

Great Diving Beetle

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