River Dipping

River Dipping


River dip

To Celebrate National Insect Week, we joined the 1st Bowden Scouts on Monday June 18th for river-dipping and insect identification in the River Welland through Market Harborough.

Approximately 15 Scouts got their wellies wet in the river, and we managed to catch and identify some great indicator species for ‘clean’ freshwater. These included the cased caddis fly larvae, the damselfly larvae and a feisty water scorpion. Thanks to all the children for getting stuck in and for showing such enthusiasm for river insects.