Our first pond dipping session was at Worsbrough reservoir.
The Country Park covers over 240 acres and holds local nature reserve status, it incorporates a 17th century working water powered corn mill and a 60 acre reservoir which is open to anglers and birdwatchers. The Country Park has well maintained footpaths that meander through Willow Carr and around the whole circumference of the reservoir passing meadowlands that are rich in wild flowers and where industrial heritage sites have now given over to nature.
First a quick chippy picnic before we get started.
Wadding in the stream.
The girls waded off upstream to find a deep place to pond dip.
Onto a bug hunt.
We found loads of Ladybirds. The girls collected some to take home.
Immy investigating a burrow.
|Our next pond dipping session was at the local RSPB reserve.|
|Caddis fly larvae, amazing little creatures collecting odds and ends from the water to create wonderful little homes.|
|Then off for some bird watching, bug hunting and enjoying all that Spring has to offer.|
She really enjoyed it for about five minutes.
Mima's pride and joy, the playmobil camper van.