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Dip-netting

What lives in the pond?

What you need:

  • A pond, lake or river
  • Large white container or tray
  • A dip net or pool scoop

Safety tips

  • Don’t put your hands near your face while dip-netting
  • Wash with soap when you are finished – you don’t want to ingest any pond water


 

 How to dip your net...

Can you draw and identify some of the creatures you found in the net below?
Light bulb iconDid You Know? 

Dragonflies start their life in the pond and can live up to 4 years as a nymph before they transform and fly!
 


 

Respect the environment

Make sure to return all captured creatures to the water when you are finished.
Watch out for nesting waterbirds!