We had great excitement in our woodland area this week. One of the children found a little frog that escaped our pond area, so we returned it. Another child noticed some black tadpole like creatures in the water. We ended up pond dipping to investigate. After looking at the creatures with magnified glasses and using our microscopic camera, we could really see close up. The children the used I.D charts to discover they were mosquito larvae. We also discovered rat tail maggots and water lice. The rat tail maggots were fascinating to watch as they have their own built in snorkel!