New Arrivals

Two new arrivals at the Lake this week. Firstly, a damselfly we have not seen before
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Is this an Emerald Damselfly?

Then down in the water, strange tubes
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A closer view
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A caddisfly larva with a beautiful case made from leaves. There are quite a number of them there.

We keep thinking we have identified it but the more we read the less certain we are. One source says “it is often not realised just how many different kinds of caddis there are – in Britain alone there are around 200 – and that they make up one of the most diverse groups of freshwater animals.”

[edit: currently going for Triaenodes bicolor]

Elsewhere the ducklings enjoy a bath in the sun
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and…

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