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Dragonfly Pond

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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

During 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.

 

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