Pondlife

Birds | Mammals | Terrestrial life | Flying insects | Pondlife |

The two ponds in the garden provide ideal habitats for a number of species of invertebrate as well as some vertebrates to whom water bodies provide essential breeding grounds. Many flying insects start off their life underwater – as larvae (where the animal in its early stages of development does not resemble the adult, denoted by L in text), or nymphs (where there is a similarity in body parts between the early stages of development and the adult, denoted by N in text). The animals listed here are visible without the need for a microscope: