Jon Cranfield

the pond in westcliff

In Uncategorized on February 20, 2011 at 8:35 am

This pond has been designed for fish. Deep, steep sided and there is a covering of duckweed now. The filter system was closed down some years ago. The fish status is unknown and there is normally breeding frogs and toads in the pond.

It is in an urban area of southend. The population of animals here is quite important in a place like southend as it is very much a built up area without many semi natural habitats. The last of which to the north east of the borough is being developed by the likes of B&Q, and the local football team.

Great crested newts are very rare in Southend but some do survive in garden ponds around this area.


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