Well done for finding no.7 on the Hill End habitats trail!
The ponds at Hill End are managed to maximise their value for wildlife. Small areas are cleared in each pond every year to maintain as many niches for different wildlife as possible.
See the wildlife in the pond and try and spot the protected Great Crested Newts that live here.
You now know more about how we manage ponds on our site. If you want to find out even more, try these websites and links:
- Pond maintenance throughout the year: https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=447
- Problems in ponds and why ponds are important: http://adlib.everysite.co.uk/adlib/defra/content.aspx?id=000HK277ZW.09SHSO6RYCA20O
- Creating ponds as a habitat: https://www.rspb.org.uk/birds-and-wildlife/advice/gardening-for-wildlife/water-for-wildlife/
- Pond restoration and management: https://www.suffolkwildlifetrust.org/pond-restoration-and-management
- The value of ponds for wildlife and heritage, assessing pond condition, what makes a good pond and managing a pond: https://freshwaterhabitats.org.uk/projects/flagship/pond-management-info/