Every Thursday morning in August has seen us Stream Dipping at Eastergate. We have run drop-in sessions for people to come along and discover what is living in the water here. Despite the weather, which wasn't particularly summery for any of the sessions, plenty of people came along, most of them getting very wet!
There were a fair number of different creatures living in the stream, lots of nymphs of various species, water beetles and the odd greater water boatman among other things.
Everyone had a great time getting stuck in trying to find the creatures, and also had a brilliant time splashing about in the water.
And although the weather was a bit damp it didn't put people off their classic British picnics!