Hawker dragonfly nymph Goldfish Great
Damselfly nymph Water stick-insect Greater waterboatman
The shallow water of the main pond has been rapidly colonised by reedmace. It is
also ideal for herons to wade in as they hunt for fish.
Tall grass provides good habitat for grasshoppers and it is a good place to see Marbled
White butterflies in mid- summer.
Skyswood Road pond has been reduced in size by the encroachment of reeds at the western
This local nature reserve is dominated by a large balancing pond and a long established
deciduous wood called Zionshill Copse. Also, there are two smaller balancing ponds
and an open area of unmown grass. The invertebrate populations of the main pond is
limited by the large number of small fish that includes goldfish presumably descended
from unwanted pets. Most of the freshwater animal collections that are made during
Hi-Tech Wild-Trek visits come from the large balancing pond.