Norfolk naturalist and broadcaster, Ted Ellis demonstrates how to collect pond life.
Natural History; Television
At the Mulbarton village pond Ted Ellis walks towards the edge of the water, net in hand ready for dipping.
The camera follows the naturalist's point of view, surveying the surface of the pond and its vegetation. Two frogs are mating amongst the plants.
Ted wades into the pond to catch specimens. A glass jar is at hand to collect the contents of the net; a close-up shows the variety of pond life captured.
"Long before environmental issues were popular, Ted vividly described the world of Norfolk's fens and waterways, explaining the complex ways in which one life form depends on another and emphasising the need to protect the area's richness". (from bbc norfolk website, 22 May 2009 Print out available for file and attachment)