Tuesday, 1 November 2011

Pond dippers make a splash!

We joined forces with Cornwall Neighbourhoods 4 Change (CN4C) in the half term for peek at the wildlife in Loe Pool. The participants found a variety of pond life including water shrimps, mayfly larvae and water snails. One of the more exciting discoveries was a common darter dragonfly, easily recognisable by its bright red body.

Karen Llewellyn from CN4C said: “It was a fantastic day, with the children and parents really getting involved. Cornwall Neighbourhoods 4 Change (CN4C) and the National Trust are developing a great working partnership and if the Pond Dipping is anything to go by there will be plenty of fun wildlife events in the future for everyone to enjoy.” We also teamed up with Trudy Russell from the Open Air Laboratories (OPAL) who is encouraging more people to explore nature. Trudy supplied microscopes for everyone to get a closer look at the slimy creatures we uncovered in the pool.

Keep checking the blog to hear more about upcoming activities. Access to the pond dipping site by kind permission of the Trustees of Penrose Estate.

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