The UK has lost 95% of it’s ponds over the last century and with it, a vast array of some of the most beautiful insects such as dragonflies and damselflies. All living things need water and a pond is a focus for wildlife.
The pond at the Wildlife Trail was attracting damselflies within weeks. Now its a regular occurrence in summer months to see both damselflies and dragonflies mating and egg laying on and around the water.
The best thing you can do in a garden to reinvigorate biodiversity and attract insects and pollinators is to introduce a pond, even something as small as a washing up bowl. A mini solar powered oxygenating pump, bubbling away in the sunshine will keep the water from going stagnant and you’ll be delighted at the interest shown by wildlife.