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Case study ~ Wildlife pond, oak deck and wildlife friendly paving project

A case study showing the transformation of a neglected old pond and rockery area into an oasis for wildlife in a narrow fenlandĀ garden.

In this project we were asked to design a new wildlife pond to replace an existing old pond that had silted up and become neglected.

We suggested installing wildlife friendly paving as a seating area between the house and new pond, and also an oak deck to enjoy the wildlife up close and to pond dip from or carry out maintenance jobs.

Here is the area before work commenced

Here is the area 3 months after the completion of the project

The pond has already attracted a huge array of wildlife into the garden, including:

Water boatmen, pond skaters, diving beetles and many more invertebrates

Common darter, southern hawker and migrant hawker dragonflies

Sparrowhawk and many other species of garden bird regularly drink and bathe in the pond

Several butterfly species have been observed nectaring on the wildflowers around the pond margins

Honey bees and bumblebee species have been nectaring on the wildflowers around the pond and in the patio

If you have an existing pond that you think needs renovating, or you have always wanted a wildlife pond please get in touch to discuss your ideas.