Fancy a dip?
Pond dipping is something that childhood memories are made of. It’s a veritable, underwater micro-safari waiting to be discovered and marveled, at the bottom of your garden, village plain or school quad. So, why not relive those memories, and help us at the same time?
Amazingly nobody really knows what you need to do to make a great wildlife garden pond.
What's the best size and depth? How important is really clean water? What should the edges be like? Is there enough shallow water? 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 the Big Pond Dip, 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 begin to 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.
Pond Conservation is the national charity dedicated to protecting the wildlife of our freshwaters: ponds, rivers, streams and lakes.
We give advice, carry out research, promote practical action and lobby policy makers to ensure that freshwater wildlife and habitats have a secure future.
If you would like to support our work and help to protect our vulnerable fresh water wildlife then join us now!