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Dig for Deano
Dig for Deano
As Moors Valley celebrates its 25th anniversary The Countryside Rangers are campaigning for as many people as possible to build a wildlife pond in their garden to help our native dragonflies.
Dragonflies are suffering as a result of losses of their wetland habitats. One of the easiest ways you can help is by digging a garden pond and creating your own dragonfly habitat, essential for these stunning insects to complete their life cycle.
Join Moors Valley’s ‘Dig for Deano’ campaign to help our native dragonflies and build your own garden pond.
Over the past 100 years it has been estimated that one million ponds have been filled in. With fewer ponds, dragonflies need our help. By digging a pond you will be replacing a habitat that has been lost.
We have collected together some of the best information available to help you get started.
- The ‘Dig a Pond for Dragonflies‘ booklet from the British Dragonfly Society gives lots of practical information about planning and building a wildlife pond perfect for dragonflies.
- The RSPB have many pages of useful information including planning a pond, making a pond, stocking a pond and pond management.
- Wild about Gardens is a beautiful website by the RHS and Wildlife Trusts with a wide variety of information to help encouraging wildlife into your garden. They also have a step-by-step guide to putting in a pond.
- The Million Ponds Project led by Pond Conservation has put together a Pond Creation Toolkit with a list of factsheets for every stage of creating a pond, as well as registering your new pond.