1st Histon Brownies recently enjoyed a wonderful spring evening at Wicken Fen Nature Reserve. While pond dipping they were excited to find several newts and a water scorpion and then they were lucky enough to see a newly hatched dragonfly drying its wings.
They also tried log lifting and learned the difference between centipedes and millipedes – it’s not all about the legs! At the end of the evening, they were thrilled to see a barn owl flying over the fen.
Alison, aged 9, said “I loved finding the newts. They are different colours on their tummies and backs.”