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dampflippers



Joined: 12 Apr 2005
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Location: South Tyneside England

PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 11:23 am    Post subject: If you have a pond Reply with quote

If you have a pond in your garden, have you ever been out at night time?
Take an adult and a good torch (but not one of those really strong million candle power ones).
Tread carefully and softly as you approach the pond, and see what you can see. Frogs and newts are usually more active at night, and shining the torch into the pond at night gives you a better view of fish and other pond life. Shine the torch slowly round the edges of the pond too.
Listen out for owls, and watch the sky for bats flitting about.
Stand still and quiet, and see what you can see. Then leave a message here to let us all know.
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Dawn



Joined: 24 Mar 2005
Posts: 2165
Location: Derbyshire

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey nice idea, we haven't got a pond, but we have got lots of bats and moths around at night - it's a long time since we did any dark 'wildlifing', if the weather's ok tonight we'll have a go.
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I can confirm - Bitterns DO exist, and they are brilliant!!!!
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Peter



Joined: 21 Apr 2005
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Location: South-west England

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another good night time activity is watching out for daubentons bats from river bridges at night. Where I live the river is lit by street lights and I often spot a few bats. Take a grown up with you or get permission for this one though!

Pete


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