We know that one of the best things you can do for wildlife in the garden is to put in a pond. But amazingly nobody really knows what you need to do to make a great wildlife garden pond.
So, when you are making you pond, you need to know: What's the best size and depth? How important is really clean water? What should the edges be like? Is there enough shallow water? How much plant cover do I need?
Once you've created your pond there are lots of other questions too. How should I look after my pond? What should I do to safeguard wildlife during the winter? How do I manage algae, blanket weed and invasive plants?
There are lots of myths about making ponds in garden - now we want to try to get to the real truth.
By taking part in our Garden Pond Surveys, you are helping Pond Conservation to find out what is living in garden and school ponds, to start answering some of these questions.
The information you gather will tell us how good garden ponds are for wildlife. It will also help us to tell what types of pond support the most animal life.
We will use this information to give advice about how to make garden ponds even better for wildlife.