Gravel extraction has created two lakes near the source of the River Anton in the
north east of Andover. These lakes, together with the surrounding land and the upper
Anton Valley are now a local nature reserve with an extremely varied set of habitats:
lake, pond, chalk stream, wet flushes, disused watercress beds, wet and dry meadows,
Hi-Tech Wild-Trek visits concentrate on collecting freshwater animals from the southern
shore of the main lake and from the shallow embayment known as the Tench Pond.
Animals found regularly in the lake and Tench Pond