Well done to the Fleet Mortgages team!

June 13, 2019


Another thank you. This time to the team from Fleet Mortgages who braved the rain to help our Friday team clear scrub from the Dry Heath.



Thank you to our Sunday volunteers

June 13, 2019



A big thank you to Sunday’s conservation volunteer team. They got stuck in clearing invasive birch seedlings, saplings and bramble from the Dry Heath to keep this area of heathland open.


This was our last conservation task for the current season. We’ll start again on Sunday 8th September. See you then!


Share your photos of Fleet Pond with the People’s Gallery

June 12, 2019




Members of the Fleet Pond Society are invited to share their favourite photographs taken in and around Fleet Pond Nature Reserve.

We will aim to update the photographs on a regular basis, at least monthly.

Send your photographs to peoplesgallery@fleetpond.org.uk, together with your name and a short caption to accompany the picture.

We look forward to seeing your photographs and sharing the beauty of Fleet Pond with others.


Click here to visit the People’s Gallery.

Join us Sunday 9th June for the last conservation task of the current season

June 4, 2019

unspecified-2Sunday 9th June will be our last conservation task for the current season. We’ll start again on Sunday 8th September.

On Sunday we’ll return to the Dry Heath near Boathouse Corner for further removal of invasive birch seedlings and saplings and bramble to keep the heath open.

As usual, we assemble at the Countryside Workshop, Old Pump House Close, Fleet, GU51 3DA; parking in Kenilworth Road.

The forecast at the moment is for a dry week, so no need for wellies, just strong shoes to deal with the uneven surface.

Please let our Ranger Sam know if you plan to join us so she can ensure we load enough tools. Email: countryside@hart.gov.uk

Strong gloves will be needed and we have a stock available. We provide a warm drink mid-morning, but please bring your own water or cold drink if required.

Snapshots from our fabulous Wildlife Day!

June 4, 2019


We certainly saw a variety of wildlife at the Pond! Thanks to everyone who joined us, we hope you had a great time.

Fleet Pond Wildlife Day Sunday 2nd June 2019

May 18, 2019

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Clear Water Creatures Bring Clarity to Fleet Pond

April 15, 2019

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Fleet Pond is currently enjoying a spell of clarity thanks to the clear water creatures shown in this film.

The Pond’s water often appears cloudy. There are two main reasons for this: the quantity of fine silt transported by the two inflow streams and the number of algae in the lake. At present (April 2019), the water looks clear. Water quality of the inflow streams is currently satisfactory, but also the quantity of phytoplankton (algae) in the water column is low. This is because it’s grazed by a bloom of zooplankton. Zooplankton is made up of many types of microscopic animals; the largest and most obvious are the cladocerans, tiny crustaceans sometimes referred to as water fleas.

The relationship between phytoplankton and zooplankton is dynamic – populations of both will bloom and crash during the year depending on environmental and climatic factors.

Fleet Pond Society’s long-term aim is to replace the constantly changing algal population with a more stable community of rooted aquatic plants.