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Monday, June 12, 2017

PCNR Pond Workshop event.

phttp://www.somerset reptiles and amphibian group

Yesterday I attended a pond workshop organised by PCNRN for its members. We met  in East Lydford. Our hosts had  constructed their very large pond , almost a lake by most standards, in 2005 and  it had now matured into a nature reserve. After a talk about its construction and their experience with vegetation issues we had a go at pond dipping with good results finding Dragon Fly nymphs and many other interesting residents in the pond. We were fortunate to have with us John Dickenson from the Somerset Reptile and Amphibian Group to identify our catches.( see link above). Around 15 members all seemed motivated to do more with their own ponds. Some were in the course of construction. Problems and questions were aired and experience was shared. Very useful.
More information about PCNR Network can be found on the SWT website as shown above.