riverfly monitoring - ID work

River Dipping at Vauxhall

On Wednesday we headed to Vauxhall Field for some fantastic river dipping in the Stour.

Local residents joined Lauren to discover what is living in the river right on their doorstep and found a lovely variety of creatures including mayfly nymphs, small fish, freshwater shrimps and damselfly nymphs. The river level was very high following on from the heavy rain the day before, but everyone was amazed at how much was found clinging onto the vegetation on the river banks. Fingers crossed in the summer holidays the water level will be lower and another session can be arranged to compare our findings.

Thank you to Sian Pettman for the lovely photo.