Hooks Wood - pond

Hooks Wood pond

The pond, at the far side of Hooks Wood is being restored to support and encourage wildlife. It will be enlarged, deepened and the surrounding vegetation cleared to allow light in from the south and west. After this, the pond will be left to its own devices and wildlife will soon start to flourish


Hooks Wood pond restoration 

Pond restoration for aquatic biodiversity shows huge benefits for water plants, invertebrates, amphibians and fishes. Restored ponds become hotspots for pollinators such as bees and hoverflies and help to feed farmland birds that dine on emerging insects.

About the pond

Green Space is receiving help and guidance from a number of sources to restore this pond and are hoping to receive a grant next year for some of the work.

Meanwhile, we are indebted to the excellent information from the farmland pond restoration initiative being undertaken in East Anglia by University College London.
You can find a lot of information on their restoration site here: www.ucl.ac.uk/news/2019/aug/bringing-farmland-ponds-back-life-protect-britains-wildlife

There is a particularly useful leaflet produced by the Norfolk WIldlife trust. You can download and view it HERE

This YouTube video produced by UCL demonstrates pretty much the type of work underway at Hooks Wood pond: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpN6QuhzTSA&t=8s

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