Bay Pond 2019
We had a lovely day at Bay Pond exploring minibeast habitats and pond dipping with our friends! We started the day by exploring the grounds of Bay Pond looking for and identifying different insects. We then used special tools to hunt for minibeasts in their habitats; we found beetles, centipedes, millipedes, spiders, woodlice and more! We then played some games, using our senses to see what life is like for minibeasts. We used blindfoldes to heighten our ability to hear. This made us like bats who have to use their ears to find food. We also followed a course blindfolded, as some minibeasts cannot see. We had special telescopes which gave us eyes like butterflies, and mirrors to help us see like a caterpillar. After all this work it was time for lunch. Once we were reenergised we read a story in the 'classroom', teaching us about the life cycle of a frog. Finally it was time for pond dipping! We took it in turns to dip our nets into the pond before exploring and trying to identify the minibeasts we caught with our group. We managed to catch a few interesting species which we took back to the classroom and investigated more closely using a camera telescope which projected the minibeast onto a screen. What a fun and busy day!