Until now it was assumed the water scorpion
lived up to its name by not emerging on to dry land
An area of water attracts a multitude of creatures including frogs, toads, newts, diving beetles, water scorpions
and thirsty hedgehogs.
While surveying, Ballengee also discovered a range of natural predators he suspected could be to blame, including stickleback fish, newts, diving beetles, water scorpions
and predatory dragonfly nymphs.
If you don't have a pond think about installing one, even if it's just a small pond or bog garden, to attract frogs, toads, newts, diving beetles, water scorpions
Diving beetles, dragonflies, water scorpions
, and salamander larvae may eat the tadpoles.
Members of the trust's education team will help people spot pond creatures such as water scorpions
, whirligigs and dragonfly nymphs.
The four-day programme from next Monday starts with dipping for insects like water boatmen and water scorpions