Tadpoles Spring into Life in the Marshes of Fleet Pond

March 24, 2019

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One-third of our ponds have disappeared in recent years. That’s why it’s so vital for us to preserve wetlands that provide valuable habitats for amphibians and reptiles.

This short film shows how the aquatic plants in the marshlands at Fleet Pond offer the shelter and food that tadpoles need to survive.

Take a look at some of our other informative films at Fleet Pond Society’s YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/c/FleetPondSociety


Fleet Pond Society Photographic Competition Winner 2018

March 17, 2019


Congratulations to Susanne Leyh, whose photograph won the 2018 Fleet Pond Society Photographic Competition.

The theme was ‘It’s the little things…’ Susanne’s innovative photo won the main competition and the ‘People’s Choice’ vote.

Volunteers prepare for a dazzling display of bluebells this spring

March 17, 2019


Bluebell shoots are starting to appear on the banks of the Sandhills area of the Pond. By clearing the dead bracken that covers them, we can encourage their growth. As a result, we should have a dazzling display of bluebells this spring.

Our usual volunteers were joined by an enthusiastic and hard working team from Fleet Mortgages – you can see us in action in this short video, which can be found on Fleet Pond Society’s YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/c/FleetPondSociety


Southampton University Conservation Volunteers help with island management

March 9, 2019

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This short video of Southampton University Conservation Volunteers shows what this hardworking team did when they spent a weekend at Fleet Pond.

We’re grateful to them for their time. By clearing the islands of invasive scrub, we can help more valuable plants grow.