Dip in at Marton Mere
Families enjoyed getting back to nature during a pond dipping event at Marton Mere '¨Nature Reserve.
From whirligig beetles to dragonfly nymphs, greater diving beetles to leeches, a range of pond life was discovered during the sessions led by staff, volunteers and local biologists Pauline Taylor and Alan Bennett.
Len Blacow, chairman of the Friends of Marton Mere, said: “What a fantastic day for pond dipping, and what a superb range of species discovered!
“Thanks to everyone who came along and had a dip.
“Special thanks to Pauline Taylor and Alan Bennett for their pond expertise, and to our volunteers and staff for making this happen.”
Marton Mere features a diverse range of habitats including open water, reed beds, grassland, as well as pockets of woodland and scrub.
Visitors can follow designated footpaths around the site and visit numerous bird watching hides.