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Pond study

Grade five Annie L. Gaetz student Emalee Partridge dips her net into the ponds at McKenzie Trails Recreation Area on Wednesday.

Grade five Annie L. Gaetz student Emalee Partridge dips her net into the ponds at McKenzie Trails Recreation Area on Wednesday.

Partridge along with 50 of her classmates spent the afternoon at the ponds in the park studying the wetlands as part of their science curriculum.

Diane Olson and Todd Nivens from the Kerry Wood Nature Centre lead the students in the wetland study where they dipped their nets along the shoreline to learn about the diversity of plants and creatures that make the wetland their home.

“This is probably our last pond study of the season” said Nivens who is th programs coordinator at the nature centre.

“A couple of hard frosts ussually send the animals digging in or dying in a wetland” said Nivens.

They either lay their eggs and die or dig in to the mud and ride out the wither he said.

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