Pond Survey

Published: 26 June 2017

Are you a fan of our Welton or Melton ponds? Interested in water plants, ducks, fish, frogs or dragonflies? The Million Ponds Project ambitious plan involves creating new ponds across the UK and monitoring the wildlife of existing ponds. The North & East Yorkshire Ecological Data Centre (NEYEDC) together with the Freshwater Habitats Trust’s PondNet project is gathering information about the current state of pond life in our county. PondNet’s Northern Co-ordinator, Anne Heathcote, is looking for volunteers to help survey ponds and has organised an amphibian training event on Saturday 9th April. 5.30pm – 8.30pm
Location: Tophill Low Nature Reserve, Hutton Cranswick, Driffield, East Riding of Yorkshire, YO25 9RH

If you are interested in attending the amphibian training or getting involved with the PondNet surveys, please contact Anne as soon as possible Email or Telephone: 07939 122595.

For more information about the Freshwater Habitats Trust’s PondNet project see: http://freshwaterhabitats.org.uk/habitats/surveys/
Happy netting!

Pond lovers, please be aware of a few safety rules when you go to a pond

1. Children should always go with an adult, not by themselves.
2. Don’t let children pond dip unsupervised
3. Talk to children to make them aware of possible dangers
4. Remain vigilant. A large proportion of drownings are the result of accidental immersion in ponds due to slips and falls from the bank.