Abso-newtly lovely at the wildlife pond

A newt from the Wheatland Farm wildlife pondHere’s a pic of one of the newts we found when dipping the pond. Isn’t it splendid! The wildlife pond is heaving with ‘damsels’ and ‘dragons’ right now. You can sit on the bench and hear the dragonflies clash in their aerial territorial battles. The more delicate damselflies are busy depositing eggs on waterweed – but that makes them easy targets for the birds, who perch in the reeds and nip out to snatch a tasty morsel for themselves and their young.