Adults encouraged to get ‘Wild at Heart’ at College Lake

Adults encouraged to get ‘Wild at Heart’ at College Lake

Claire Williams

Adults are being given the chance to get closer to nature at College Lake in Tring.

On Wednesday, February 19 an adult-only pond dipping workshop will be held by Berks, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust staff, giving our adult visitors the chance to meet the wonderful creatures who live in our pond!

Beneath the surface of the water an amazing world of wildlife is waiting to be discovered with  creatures including mysterious alien-like dragonfly nymphs and great diving beetles.

“Adults often come here with their children or grandchildren to do pond dipping but they don’t get a chance to get involved so this session is just for them,” says Environmental Education and Events Officer, Sarah Close.

“It’s a great way for them to get back in touch with nature, and to have fun doing something they may have enjoyed when they were younger.”


Previous adult-only pond dipping workshops have proved to be very popular.

“It’s really great to have the opportunity to attend an event that is usually for kids – my inner child is very happy!”

“I’ve been transported back to my days along the riverbank as a child exploring this magical underwater world”

The pond dipping workshop is part of Wild at Heart, a campaign that showcases the reasons why we love the wildlife on our doorstep. A range of special events have been organised at College Lake and other BBOWT environmental education centres across February half term.

For more information and to book online (essential) please visit our events page

Find out more about Wild at Heart here