| 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:
- Invertebrates: Dragonflies (N), damselflies (N), caddisflies (L), mayflies (N), phantom midges (L), mosquitoes (L), water beetles, pond skaters, water boatmen, water flea, water hog louse, water mites, Cyclops, ramshorn snail, great pond snail, flatworms, leeches, tubifex worm, meniscus midge (L), lake limpet.
- Vertebrates: Three-spined stickleback, common frog, common toad, common newt.