Local children were able to view insects from Loch Leven under the microscope.
Photo: Laurence Carvalho
An exciting new feature this year was a live video feed from the nearby loch that showed several small fish making their screen debut. Overall, the day was a great success, with lots of interest being shown in CEH's work on the loch.
CEH staff were helped by a supporting cast of water boatmen, and of caddis, mayfly and beetle larvae, who all performed admirably to entertain the crowds. A particular highlight was a water mite voraciously eating the head of a midge larva, which enthralled local children whilst disgusting their parents!
Discovery Day is an annual event organised by Scottish Natural Heritage to entertain and educate the local community about the biodiversity living in and around Loch Leven.
Read more about CEH's work on Loch Leven on our website.
Thanks to Laurence Carvalho, Helen Woods and Bernard Dudley for their efforts on the day.
Scottish Natural Heritage