After the birds and flowers on the biodiversity day on 31 May 2014, to small animals living in water. Like the flatworm on this photo. This worm was photographed on a small egg spoon with water on it. A macro lens was really necessary to photograph a tiny animal like this. Research still has to find out which flatworm species this is.
Many small animals were caught with a landing net in the ditch near the allotment gardens. Water is rather clean there, so much biodiversity.
And a saucer bug as well.
There were nymphs of various damselfly species.
Crustaceans were represented by an aquatic sowbug.
And mollusks by a common bladder snail.
Meanwhile, a reed warbler sang.
There were various, still small, common newt larvae.
Not in the ditch, but in reed beds along the ditch: a beetle species, Donacia vulgaris.
Edible frog sound.
A water mite. One of scores of species in this ditch.
Finally, a great silver water beetle larva.
After the research, all animals went back into the ditch.