PondNet is a new initiative from Pond Conservation which aims to find out more about the biodiversity of ponds in the UK and see how pondlife is faring as we enter the 21st century. One of the pilot areas is Cheshire and, as an experienced amphibian surveyor, how could I not join in ?
I have been given two grid squares in east Warrington to look at and so far my survey partner and I have already found frogs, toads and smooth newts. Not bad considering we’ve only done one visit so far. We hope to do some more amphibian survey of the six ponds in the squares and I’ll be back later in the summer to record aquatic plants. Watch this space….