"Amazing video, Andrew. It is definitely a leech. I think Jo's ID as belonging to the Genus Erpobdella is probably correct, but think it just might be, from its plain reddish brown colouring, Erpobdella testacea rather than octoculata. But…"
"I think you are correct, a leech. Leeches are related to true worms, like the earthworms in the garden, but leeches are aquatic. They have a sucking disc at the head and the rear end; some leeches suck blood, but the common Erpobdella octolucata,…"
"I have just got the GoPro camera which is waterproof so I was just doing a quick test. I have a floating handle for it so when the better weather comes I will try and get it in the middle of the pond for longer to see what’s happening below…"
Within the “Friends of St. Andrews Park” group, there are several special groups some of which may be of interest to you. If you would like to know more about one or more of these groups, go to the Groups tab on the home page. Most of the active groups are there.
The committee meets regularly. Meetings are open to everyone, and you would be welcome to attend. Meetings generally start at 7.30 and are held in St Andrews Bowls Club on Derby Road. There is a meeting this week, and details are on the current Events post.