TL0102 : Wildlife Information Board at Bovingdon Green

taken 2 years ago, near to Bovingdon, Hertfordshire, Great Britain

Wildlife Information Board at Bovingdon Green
Wildlife Information Board at Bovingdon Green
Located at Bovingdon Green HP3 0LD, this information board has the following wording:

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A healthy pond can provide many benefits to local wildlife. Restoration work
carried out in February 2012 has aimed to restore the pond, through stripping
back of surrounding trees and shrubs and dredging of local built up materials.
Increased light levels will encourage the growth of water loving vegetation and
help dormant seeds of plants that previously thrived burst into life.
Many attractive and colourful plants flourish in the damp, wet conditions. As
vegetation begins to emerge following the restoration, see if you can spot the
pinky white flowers of bogbean in late spring, the bright flowers of yellow
flag iris in early summer, or the tall stems of great willowherb in mid to late
summer.
The restored pond provides a perfect home for amphibians such as common frog
and smooth newt, not least because there are lots of insects to feed on! Look
out for little green heads poking through the surface of the water.

Second Column
Images of Lesser Bond Sedge, Bogbean and Yellow Flag Iris.

Third Column
Old farm buildings and mature trees close to Bovingdon Green are prime roosting
spots for bats. At dusk, you may be lucky enough to see a common pipistrelle or
a Daubenton's bat flitting around the pond, searching for insects.
Ponds make great habitat for a variety of insects. Look out for common pond
skater, skimming across the water's surface, boat-shaped backswimmers using
their powerful lower legs as oars, and large, colourful dragonflies hovering
over the pond in late spring and summer.

Images of Daubenton's Bat, Common Pipistrelle and Pond Skater

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Images of Common Darter, Water Mint, Water Forget-me-not and Common Frog.

In the pond are images of Great Pond Snail, Smooth Newt, Backswimmer and Great
Diving Beetle.

Bottom of the information board are signs for No Swimming and No Fishing.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 22 February, 2020   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 6 March, 2020
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement 
Place (from Tags)
Bovingdon 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 0113 0298 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:42.9865N 0:32.2515W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 0115 0297
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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