More Pondipping

head and legs of caddis fly larvae

head and legs of caddis fly larvae

caddis  case made of pieces of plant material

caddis case made of pieces of plant material

diving beetle , killeshandra
diving beetle , killeshandra
Mayfly larvae

Mayfly larvae

dragonfly nymph possibly 4 spot chaser
dragonfly nymph possibly 4 spot chaser
Four spotted Chaser

Four spotted Chaser

 Had a marvellous time last week  pond dipping with children from Mullagh National school. The teachers were excellent at organizing the event the children interested and well behaved. Every one had a great time.

water snails in May

water snails in May

Mullagh lake has problems and had a strong algal bloom  last week however we managed to find lots of rams horn snails, freshwater shrimps, hoglice, damselfly larvae, caddis fly larvae, midge larvae , water boatmen, mayfly larvae ( small numbers) water scorpion and great diving beetle.

Warm weather brought out the damselflies on our own lake and bog.

 I was delighted to watch four- spotted chasers (Libellula quadrimaculata )egg laying and various chases and courtships. Also present was another type probably( Brachytron pratense) or hairy dragonfly.

coengrion puella

coenagrion

 

Two different species above

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One Response to More Pondipping

  1. Liz Christy says:

    Hi Heather, I love to get to see your blog on the rara occasion that I have access to broadban. Your great photos are a joy. Thank you and keep photographing. Liz

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