Another location for study is the school pond, and a chance to survey a completely different habitat in miniature. Coinciding with the Removes' ecology lessons this summer term, here are some of its residents (temporarily in tanks, allowing closer inspection and filming), with a glimpse at their behaviour.
Images below show the Common (or Smooth) Newt, and a snail scraping the side of the tank with its radula.
Two sets of video show behaviour in the pond animals. The first clip is of the larva of the Great Diving Beetle feeding: note especially the flatworm on the larva's body, and the occasionally-visible movement of food through the larva's (transparent) head and down into its body.
The second pair of videos shows a species of Caddisfly larva - firstly searching through the litter along the bottom of the tank, and secondly moving around, including into and further out of its case.