Friends of Allestree Park

Allestree Park in Derby, England

Turtle Pool Pond-dip 14th June 2014

The pond-dip at the Turtle Pool near Allestree Hall, organised by FOAP committee member, Pat Sear, went very well. The event was part of the 2014 Derby City Council programme of walks and outdoor activities. The weather was warm and largely sunny, apart from a passing black cloud. The children and adults who came along greatly enjoyed exploring, by means of nets and trays of water, the wonderful array of life-forms which live in the pond. Here are some pictures taken on the day by Monica Monticelli and Bill Grange.: 

allestree park turtle pond 2014 06 14 23

 

allestree park turtle pond 2014 06 14 38   monica pond dip 1
Turtle Sculpture, one of two adorning the pool, originally sited in Derby's River Gardens    (Bill Grange). The Turtle Pool and Allestree Hall (Monica Monticelli)
 allestree park turtle pond 2014 06 14 5  monica pond dip 2
 A Damselfly nymph (Bill Grange)  The Turtle Pool (Monica Monticelli)
 allestree park turtle pond 2014 06 14 43  monica pond dip 3
 A Dragonfly nymph (Bill Grange)  Bill handling a dragonfly nymph (Monica Monticelli

 

allestree park turtle pond 2014 06 14 3

 monica pond dip 4
 A Water Boatman - above (Bill Grange)  Pond Dipping (Monica Monticelli)
 allestree park turtle pond 2014 06 14 18  monica pond dip 5
 A Mayfly Nymph (Bill Grange)  Pond Dipping (Monica Monticelli)
 allestree park turtle pond 2014 06 14 2  monica pond dip 6
 A fish larva (Bill Grange)  Pond Dipping (Monica Monticelli)
 allestree park turtle pond 2014 06 14 28  monica pond dip 8
 A Broad-bodied Chaser Dragonfly (Bill Grange)  Pond Dipping (Monica Monticelli)
 monica pond dip 9  monica pond dip 7
 A Smooth Newt (Monical Monticelli)  Pond Dipping (Monical Monticelli)
 
Thursday, November 23, 2017