On the hunt for mini-beasts and bugs at Wicken Fen

PUBLISHED: 15:17 21 August 2015 | UPDATED: 15:17 21 August 2015

Pond dipping at Wicken Fen. Picture: Steve Williams.

Pond dipping at Wicken Fen. Picture: Steve Williams.


Children brandishing fishing nets, pots and water-filled trays plundered the depths of a drain at Wicken Fen in a hunt for bugs and beasties.

The pond dipping event was one a series of fun activities at the National Trust site for families over the school holidays and proved a huge hit despite the deluge of last Tuesday’s rain.

The 30-minutes of water-based fun was followed by a mini-beast hunt.

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