Get out of the house for a dipnetting experience
Grab a bucket and net, make a gold coin donation and head for the jetty. Discover the critters that live in and around our wetland ponds.
The magic combination of mud, bugs and water add up to make this one of our best-loved activities.
The amazing world of life in a pond
Water bugs, or aquatic macroinvertebrates, are small creatures that live in water, providing a food source for larger animals such as fish, frogs and birds.
The health of the water can be judged by the number and variety of water bugs found in the pond.
You can download the Water Bug Detective Guide to ID the water bugs.