Pond Dipping & Bug Hunting

The 5 Villages Youth Group in Compton Dando were treated to a surprise when they went pond dipping and bug hunting at Elm Farm, Burnett, with Philippa Paget. She had trapped some moths the night before for them to see: Emerald, Elephant Hawk, Peppered and Peach Stone to mention a few. The kids and adults alike were thrilled.

Then it was off to the pond to do a bit of dipping and we were lucky enough to find lots of baby newts, quite a few water louses and leeches and some water beetles.

Not satisfied with that, the group all went off on a bug hunt, chanting words from the Going on a Bear Hunt book – ‘we can’t go over it, we can’t go under it, oh no we’ve got to go through it’ as we went through the long grass hunting for crickets, grasshoppers, beetles and more moths.

Thank you to Philippa, a great time was had by all. See everyone again in September.

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