This excursion complements our Integrated Unit as the focus was on recognising the diversity of the wetlands ecosystem, from birds right down to the smallest micro-organisms. Human impact on this environment can be detrimental to all of the creatures we observed yesterday. Even something as simple as the council spraying weed killer on the grass on the local playing field impacts on the health of the water in which the animals live. Such a delicate balance which we must all be aware of!
Have a look at the charts in the slideshow above to help you identify them.
Perhaps you can look in your local wetland environment to see if you can find any of the creatures there too!