Milverton, Somerset

Busy Bees pond dipping

In May we met in Wilscombe Woods, and while parents could walk the bluebell trail, join the Rogation Service, and have tea and cakes, the Busy Bees were having a wonderful time pond dipping. It was a brilliant afternoon, and we were very grateful to Bridget Goldsmith and Chris Mann for their help, expertise and enthusiasm. With the aid of nets, white containers, white plastic spoons and magnifying glasses the Busy Bees surprised us all by finding and identifying newts, tadpoles, dragonfly larva, caddis fly larva, water boatmen and much more. The sun shone and no one fell in; a session we shall all remember!

Julia Hatfield