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Work on Barnston Estate's ponds continues

Maintaining and enhancing the ponds on the Barnston Estate is important for biodiversity.

Relative to their size, ponds hold a disproportionately high level of species richness and are frequently more diverse than larger ecosystems such as lakes and rivers.

Restoring our ponds every ten years involves us removing surrounding trees and shrubs to let in precious light to eliminate stagnant water. This improvement increases wildlife both in terms of population size and the diversity of species.

Below are some before and after pictures showing the most recent examples of the sixty ponds we restore on the Estate every decade.

We’re already seeing the benefits and have recently recorded dragonflies, snails and beetles, as well as amphibians and birds.

You can read more about our pond work here.

Published: 09.10.2023