The pond by the Rotunda is currently undergoing refurbishment and cleaning. ‘Pete’s Ponds’ are undertaking the work; they are passionate about preserving the pond’s wildlife and will ensure the natural equilibrium of the pond is maintained. Pete, of Pete’s Ponds, was able to report that he’d come across 2 frogs (one a very pregnant female), some broad-bodied chaser dragonfly larvae, 3 species of snail (ear pond, great pond, great ramshorn), 1 goldfish, some water boatmen and some freshwater shrimps! Blimey.
No newts as they’ve ‘gone terrestrial’ as Pete put it. They’ll be back.
Here’s some pics including expectant mother: