The period where we move further from harsh, cold winter days and closer to the flourishing spring is a time of true anticipation. Now is the time amphibians’ wake from their slumber and head for your pond. Once the night time temperatures are regularly over 5 degrees they know it is time to slip out of their hiding holes in preparation for the spring mating season.
In acknowledgement of spring being around the corner and pond life slowly regenerating, the Freshwater Habitats Trust has started up its PondNet Survey for 2021. PondNet is the first habitat-based volunteer survey network of its kind, aiming to provide much-needed information about the condition of ponds and the species they support. The results will be used by Freshwater Habitats Trust and other environmental organisations to influence government freshwater policy; and to help to direct conservation work where it is most needed, achieving the greatest gains for freshwater wildlife. To find out more on how you can help on this investigation, follow the link below (https://freshwaterhabitats.org.uk/projects/pondnet/survey-options/). We would love some of our ponds to be a part of this national conservation effort and urge any of our customers who are interested in doing so to go outside and not only make the most of your pond but contribute to citizen science.