Ecology of the Garth

Garth Pond 2016

The pond is looking great thanks to a local volunteer Paul who clears out the reed mace each winter

The water levels are still very high locally and is reflected in the level here too

Saw 6 baby ducks yesterday on the pond

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Star of Bethlehem can be found in the Spring on the GStar of Bethlehem gartharth

The Great crested Newt lives on the site. It’s an endangered species and highly protected by law

It is illegal to disturb the habitat of a newt or to handle a newt.

Work on maintenance of the pond can only be done when the newt is in hibernation between end of November and begining of February.

Life Cycle of the Great Crested Newt

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