Maiden Erlegh Nature Reserve


Woodland Pond & Embankment



This woodland pond is the last remaining remnant of a second lake that used to occupy much of Old Pond Copse. This lake was also man-made and was created by the construction of the earth embankment that you can see just to the east of the pond.

This pond is the main breeding site for the frogs that live on the reserve. The fact that the pond dries out in dry years means that it contains few predators such as fish that would eat the tadpoles.