Class 1 Pond Dipping Trip to Peco

Last Friday, Class 1 went pond dipping in Lake Charlotte at Peco. The weather was extremely kind to us and we benefitted from the wide knowledge of Kate Ponting, Countryside Learning Officer for Clinton Devon Estates. We were shown moths that Kate had caught previously and thought about the differences between moths and butterflies and looked at the abundance of wild flowers. Most excitement was generated by the pond dipping from which we found tadpoles, froglets, a newt and whirligig beetles amongst other creatures. When not pond dipping, the children had the opportunity to make a butterfly and explore the area. Great fun was had by all. A huge thank you to Kate Ponting and Peco for supporting this brilliant experience for the children.