Pond Management

    
Fountain Pond                                                             Conduit Pond
          

 

Lesnes Abbey Conservation Volunteers help to maintain the wildlife ponds in Lesnes Abbey Wood. When LACV began restoring the wildlife ponds, Conduit pond had completely disappeared & Fountain pond had almost dissappeared. The first job which was undertaken was digging out the ponds and restoring the water channels which feed the ponds.

Each year LACV
ma intain the ponds by removing slit from the water channels and ponds. About a third of each pond is cleared each year of invasive plants. By removing the plants in only a third of each pond, the wildlife in the other two thirds is protected. All the material removed from the ponds is placed near by, so any creatures removed by mistake can return to the pond.

The ponds are the only natural water supply for many woodland creatures, and also provide a home for a large amount of pond life including palemate newts. LACV also does a pond life survey every spring in order to assess the impact of the work done by the volunteers.

 

Volunteers working on Conduit Pond                        Volunteers assessing Conduit Pond 

           






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