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Saturday, July 2nd 2011

Children from Hurworth School visited this morning and made some new friends!  The grasshoppers were very co-operative and showed themselves off well as they sat on the children's hands and one was noticed to have lost one back leg..  Not a Latin name in sight as the children called one grasshopper Hoppy.  Spiders and Harvestmen were also viewd up close and personal.  Cuckoo spit was examined and the tiny froghopper was seen.

Cuckoo spit

At the pond dipping, this magnificient diving beetle larva was examined and Josh was able to get a really good close up photo of it.

A Water Measurer was also found.  These creatures have not been recorded since 2008.


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