Riverfly Survey

On 29th September we did a riverfly survey using the kick sampling method, taking in total a 3-minute sample from the riverbed. Lots of Gammarus and quite a few small Olives as well as other invertebrates and some surprises like a Bullhead were caught in the sample.

Later in the year on 3rd November we did some invertebrate sampling, again using the kick sampling method, with a group of Eco Warriors from one of our local primary schools.

Some of the invertebrates we identified included: a Burrower Mayfly larva, a Caseless Caddisfly larva, Gammarus, Water Slater, small Olives, Midge larvae.