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.
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.