Local Ponds

We regularly survey 3 ponds with visiting groups, the data from each visit adding to our long term data set.

Dickson’s Copse Pond

is an old large pond in the local woodland, subject to low light levels and lots of leaf litter.






Dodnor Creek Pond

is also an old large pond. However, it is subject to an influx of salt water from the Medina estuary, making it a unique brackish environment.




The Medina Valley Centre Pond

was constructed in 1986, has a butyl rubber liner and over the years has been colonised  by a diverse range of aquatic plants and animals. An ongoing record is kept of the plant and animal life as well as abiotic measurements.

For more information see the ‘Ecology’ section of our resource page .