The Wildlife Pond is full and frogs are already there and mating. A huge thanks to everyone who made this happen: to the band Morris Convertible who played two fundraising gigs to raise £600 for a powerful pump and to all the volunteers from Friends of The Hook who sorted out the practicalities to get water from the dyke to the pond.
The drought of Summer 2022 meant that the pond dried up completely, meaning that many creatures such as dragonfly larvae died. Our changing climate unfortunately means that this could happen again, so we’ve taken steps to avoid it.
When the river is high there is water in the dyke which we can use to top up the pond. We’ll also use the pump for watering trees along the riverside path.