Wildlife Pond

The wildlife pond provides habitat for a diverse range of species. It has not been significantly maintained for many years now and has changed over time – the process known as succession. The following pictures show the pond at different times of year and stages of succession. Moorhens and mallards have successfully nested on the pond edge. Herons have been seen frequently in the past. An ecological survey conducted in May 2023 revealed a great number of smooth newts and also potential for great crested newts. Foxes and badgers are frequently seen around this location. Several years ago a great white egret was spotted at the edge of the pond.

Dragonflies and mayflies are seen during summer months in the vicinity of the pond.

A small mixed group of trees stands to the southern edge of the pond thus enhancing habitat for amphibians.

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