Westland Countryside Stewards Pond Dipping Event Lower Pond on Kilkhampton Common. Numerous families lining the pond with children dipping nets into the water

Half term nature exploration on the Common 

The half term has ended but the weather remained warm and dry for our children’s nature events on Kilkhampton Common.

Families walked and explored the many nature trails. With our bug hunting kit, we discovered an array of minibeasts such as slowworms, caterpillars, and insects. Around the wildlife ponds, we also found emerging dragonflies from their nymph stage.

Pond dipping took place on the lower wildlife pond on the Common. Using nets, buckets, and sampling trays, children caught and identified newts, dragonfly nymphs, water snails and whirlygig beetles.

Thank you

Thank you to everyone who came along. Future pond dipping and bug hunts will take over the summer holidays. Please keep an eye out on the website and social media for details soon.

These events would not be possible without the support from the Postcode Local Trust, which is a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.

Our project received a grant from the Trust to provide educational benefits for our younger visitors to Kilkhampton Common. This allows our educational activities to be free. But any further donations to the charity are appreciated and will go towards to upkeep of the Common.

See how you can help support charities like ours by playing the People’s Postcode Lottery.