Ponds are an important part of our landscape and are critical for many species. Insect such as Dragonflies and Mayflies are dependent on ponds, as their larvae are entirely aquatic. Each species may favour a different type of pond and so having lots scattered across the land is vital so that each species can find a pond suited to its needs. Ponds are also essential for all amphibians that also need ponds for breeding. Other animals like badgers will visit a pond to drink, while grass snakes are excellent swimmers and hunt frogs and newts amongst the waterplants.

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