My parents came to stay last week to celebrate my 36th birthday. They took the children out to a local nature reserve so that I could catch up on some work and took the pond dipping things to see if they could fish anything interesting out of the lodge. Apparently there was "nothing" in the water except very smelly snails (!) but both children were very impressed with the fact that they found this little guy.
I really need to get us a decent spotters guide so we can identify the animals and plants we spot on our walks.