Offwell Wetland Survey

Area E - Ponds

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Summer Winter


Within the central marsh area of the Wetland there are two small permanent ponds (diagram). These are hidden within tall lush vegetation composed mostly of Reedmace, Branched Bur-reed and Yellow Iris. The ponds contain Common Water Starwort and Duckweed as well as a range of invertebrate life.


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For a brief period in February, the small ponds and shallow water areas in the wetland appear to bubble with the spawn of Common Frogs. This soon hatches into thousands of tadpoles.

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