|Constructed as part of the Leat Project
in 1993/4, this small pond supports a wide range of freshwater aquatic plants and animals
and is overlooked by the Log Cabin.
the summer months, dragonflies and damselflies can be seen flying up and down over the
length of the pond as they hunt their prey including flies and other insects. The
ever popular pond dipping activities during school visits illustrate the importance of
habitats, food chains and natural competition. Pond dippers regularly find that the
water is unpolluted here when they find Mayfly Larvae in their nets. This species is
a good indicator of clean unpolluted freshwater.
Images of many of the animals associated with ponds can be found here.