Friday, 17 August 2012

Pond Life

For the forth Wildlife Wednesday of the summer holidays it was time to get the pond nets out. We had a perfect sunny day and lots of fun was had by children and adults delving into the depths of Gibsides historic Lily pond in the shadow of George Bowes' iconic Monument to Liberty.

The nets were cast into the pond to see what slimey treasures would be revealed.

After some wet toes and a hunt around for the
emergency pair of socks at the bottom of Mum's handbag...

...the wonderful, alien creatures of the pond...

Azure Damselfly

Southern Hawker Dragonfly
 ...and the air, could be identified!

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