Pond Partnership (SPP)
Pond South Wall
removed the Holly Tree growing on top of the wall.
The stump and roots will need to be dealt with before
re-pairs can begin.
the most abundant aquatic organisms in the
pond is Daphnia; commonly known as the “Water
common name is due to their general appearance
and jerky swimming movements which resemble
a land flea.
are, in fact, a small crustacean and are generally
0.2-3.0 mm long. Most of their outer covering
is clear so under magnification you can see
most of their internal organs at work, including
head contains a darkly coloured compound eye
and numerous antennae used for feeling and
swimming. They live in the water column and
are light enough to stay suspended by using
their legs and antennae for movement.
live mainly in the upper portion of the water
column near the algae-rich surface, but they
will often move up or down the water column
depending on the season or predators.
the day, they often move to the lower depths
to avoid predators, at night they come towards
the surface to eat. They help to improve the
water quality of the pond as they feed on
bacteria, fine detritus and very small algae.
Unfortunately, our helpful water fleas are
at the bottom of the food chain and are themselves
an important source of food for the young
fish in the pond!
– SPP Secretary)
are constantly monitored
Parish Council have agreed to contact ERYC about
the large inlet drain at Waters Edge (which may
have a leak) and Yorkshire Water with queries
about the location of pipes and leakages.
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