An afternoon with the beasties of the Brock Burn

Our riverfly expert Lesley joined the Dams to Darnley Country Park Rangers Joe and Eilidh on Saturday 22 March for a fun-filled afternoon of riverfly sampling and ID as part of National Science & Engineering Week. The rangers, both of whom are taking part in the Clyde Riverfly Monitoring Partnership (CRIMP), invited members of the public along to try their hand at being scientists for the day. The budding scientists learned how to collect freshwater invertebrates by taking a kick sample and how to sort a sample on the riverbank before taking a closer look at the beasties under the microscope in a pop-up laboratory. We’d like to thank Eilidh and Joe for organising the event, fun was had by all!
























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