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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.

Never throw out your baby bath.

Not sure what this is the maggot of...

Not sure what this is the maggot of…
Very young eft (newt) - very passive at this point.

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.

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.

I can’t define what makes flatworms so charming, but they are.

It's a small busy world.

It’s a small busy world.

 

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