Finding out more

The Ponds Conservation Trust, 1999. The Pond Book: A guide to the Management and Creation of Ponds. Oxford. Order through

Louise Bardsley 2003. The Wildlife Pond Handbook. New Holland, London.

Peter Robinson, 2003. RHS Water Gardening. Dorling Kindersley.

Trevor Beebee 1995. Pond Life. Whittet Books.

Lars-Henrik Olsen, Jacob Sunesen and Bente Vita Pedersen 2001.

Small freshwater creatures. Oxford University Press.

D.G. Hessayon 1993.

The Rock and Water Garden Expert.

Transworld Publishers Ltd, London.

A Key to the Major Groups of British Freshwater Invertebrates. Field Studies Council.

The freshwater name trail, and Guide to the reptiles and amphibians of Britain and Ireland. Field Studies Council AIDGAP leaflets.

This is one of a series of English Nature leaflets about gardening with wildlife in mind. The others are:

Reptiles in your garden; Amphibians in your garden; Wildlife-friendly gardening: a general guide; Composting and peat-free gardening; Plants for wildlife-friendly gardening; and Meadows in your garden. In preparation: Dragonflies and damselflies in your garden. All leaflets are free and can be obtained from the Enquiry Service on 01773 455101 or e-mail: [email protected]

Small wildlife pond. Bob Gibbons

English Nature also produces an interactive CD, Gardening with wildlife in mind. This has detailed texts and photos of 500 plants and 300 'creatures' and shows how they are ecologically linked. It costs £9.99 (add £1.50 postage and packing) and can be obtained from The Plant Press, 10 Market Street, Lewes, BN7 2NB. Alternatively call John Stockdale on 01273 476151 or e-mail [email protected]

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