Tagged: Thames

May is for Mayflies 0

May is for Mayflies

River surveying in the Thames today we found several mayfly nymphs; aquatic juvenile mayflies equipped with gills for underwater living. Mayflies spend most of their lives in this form. The adult life of a...

Moments spent with Swans 0

Moments spent with Swans

Over the past couple of weeks, I have enjoyed some really lovely moments with London’s most graceful resident; the swan.¬†We are very lucky that such a beautiful and charismatic bird is happy to live...

Snail shells 0

Snail shells

Two different types of snail shell discovered today in the Thames. The top one is a Nerite Snail (Theodoxus fluviatilis), the bottom one is a Laver Spire Shell (Hydrobia ulvae). Both can tolerate the...

Exploring the Thames 0

Exploring the Thames

What a great group of explorers I had out with me today. I awarded them the prize for biggest leech found on the Thames! How many leeches can you spot in their tray? The...