School children on the Somerset Levels have been given a unique lesson from top environment and weather experts, to learn why the area floods so often.
Pupils from North Curry primary near Taunton were taken on a trek from the source of the River Tone along its journey to the sea. Richard Lawrence joined them halfway, and got a panoramic view of the floods still dominating the landscape.
People whose homes have been cut off by floodwaters for a week were finally able to reach dry land today - thanks to a special ferry boat service. The authorities have brought in four-by-fours and a motorboat to help residents on the Somerset levels.
Some householders say it's the worst flooding they can remember, as Richard Lawrence reports.
Bumblebees - which have recently been in decline - were given a helping hand today when children from Catcott Primary school near Bridgwater took to the Somerset Levels, trowels in hand, to plant their favourite flowers.
There's been an explosion in the number of mosquitoes in the region. The Somerset Levels are one of the worst places hit - it's due to the amount of stagnant water around. That's created the perfect breeding ground for the insects, which can pose a serious risk to humans.
Farmers in the area, who are now worried about the health of their cattle, say they're noticing huge plagues of the insects - far more than normal.
Somerset MP Ian Liddell Grainger is calling for a Commons debate after flooding devastated farms in the county. More than 2,000 acres of farmland were left submerged under water for six weeks after the River Tone burst its banks earlier this year.
A batch of rare cranes has hatched at a Wildfowl and Wetlands Centre in the westcountry. The new arrivals are part of a breeding programme to introduce cranes onto the Somerset Levels. Some very unusual methods are used, as Tanya Mercer has been finding out.