Pond & stream dipping for adults

Fri 22/04/16 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM

 Learn about the fascinating wildlife that live in ponds and streams and their surveying
You’re never too old to enjoy pond dipping and learn all about the fascinating wildlife
species that live in natural water bodies and surveying techniques for ponds and
streams. Water is teaming with life so you are sure to find lots of interesting creatures on the
On the Pond and stream dipping course for adults you will learn:
How to use a key to identify the creatures you will find
The techniques of safe pond and stream dipping.
How to compare the pond and stream environments
Susan will be joined by a volunteer who was a lecturer in the Fisheries Dept of Sparsholt College on hand for questions and discussion.
Why should the kids have all the fun? Come along and have a go.
This is a fun but structured course which includes:
Kick Sampling
River Fly Sampling
Surveying Techniques
Using Identification Keys
Is this course for me?
This is an ideal course for beginners to have a go at pond and stream dipping and learn
about the mysterious creatures you will find. You will learn basic techniques to help you
make you own identifications and get a taste of the kind of work involved in surveying
and sampling.
Meet at the Durngate entrance to Winnall Moors, SO23 8DX opposite the Willow Tree
pub OS grid reference SU 486 297.
Parking is available in the Durngate car park, this is a pay and display car park.
What do I need to bring?
Appropriate warm and waterproof clothing for the weather on the day
Clean wellies
Packed lunch or snack and drinks