Pond dipping 3: Still lots of daphnia/cyclops/mites, and some shrimp/water lice. Some other denizens came out in the dips, and I watched them for a while. When they had done their scientific duty, I tipped them gently back in, promising to leave them in peace until June.
Never throw out your baby bath.
- Not sure what this is the maggot of…
Very young eft (newt) – very passive at this point.
With legs, they go into hunting mode. Their eyes fasten on prey like baleful searchlights. Then – SNAP.
I can’t define what makes flatworms so charming, but they are.
It’s a small busy world.