Tuesday, 11 June 2013

#CountryKids Catching Mayflies #50Things

Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall

We were lucky to be in the park tonight when the mayflies belatedly made an appearance. Even luckier we had one of the children's 50 things bug kits in the car! So the children tried to humanely catch some mayflies:


Once safely caught in the catcher it was a chance to look at their unusual shape:


They found catching them easy enough to have 2 in the viewing pot:


 Then they let them go again as they only live for such a short while.

6 comments:

  1. How interesting, will have to add that to our list of things to look for. #CountryKids

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  2. daisy broomfield15 June 2013 16:54

    Aah. We saw lots of mayflies down by the river yesterday evening. I tried to persuade my boys they were fairies but they weren't convinced!! That looks like a very clever catcher. #CountryKids

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  3. only happens for a day in each place!

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  4. bought at a national trust property :-)

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  5. wow, ok, I'll have to ask 'Guru Gramps' about them, as it's one bug I don't remember from my childhood.

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  6. Coombe Mill (Fiona)15 June 2013 20:51

    How brilliant for them to be able to catch them to have a close up look. Insects have a fascination for both children and adults alike, yet another tick off the list. Thanks for coming over and sharing with Country Kids.

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