Kids discover what lies beneath at East End wildlife discovery day

POND dippers discovered what lurks beneath the surface of the River Lea when they dunked their nets into the water last week. More than 60 people turned up for Thames21 s Waterway Wildlife Discovery Day at Three Mills Island in Bromley-by-Bow on Thursday.

POND dippers discovered what lurks beneath the surface of the River Lea when they dunked their nets into the water last week.

More than 60 people turned up for Thames21's Waterway Wildlife Discovery Day at Three Mills Island in Bromley-by-Bow on Thursday.

Children dipped into the Lea and examined their findings as well as looking at fish with an underwater camera.

Thames21 spokesman James Aldous said: "This is not normally the type of thing we do but we'll be doing much more of it in the future.

"Until now our work has been more focussed on cleaning up the Thames but it's great to see what wildlife lives there as well."

The next Thames21 clean up will be to clear up litter from the foreshore at the Isle of Dogs on Friday, April 30 from 9-11.30am by Millwall Dock in Westferry Road. Contact Ben Fenton on 07920 230 970.

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Everyone is welcome and Wellington boots, gloves and socks will be provided.

For more information visit www.thames21.org.uk.