Reconstructing Murky Pond

relining murky pondThe relining was combined with recontouring the profile so that, while keeping two-thirds for dipping, a third was made shallower to grow a greater variety of plants to attract a mixture of insects and amphibians. When the roots of the grasses develop they should act as a filter for incoming silty water to keep clear the dipping area which will have mainly floating leaves.

our beautiful new murky pondThe construction work of paving the dipping access area and restocking with native plants was completed in Spring 2021, and we await with anticipation the development of a habitat that attracts dragonflies and butterflies, frogs and newts and the water specialists that will give successful pond dipping for our school visitors.