The Animals that Visit my Pond

All animals need water to survive. Some live in the water itself whilst others need it to drink and wash. Sadly, ponds in the UK have been disappearing and wildlife relying on a supply of still, freshwater has been suffering as a result.

If you can add a mini pond to our garden or even just a bowl of water, this will help a lot of species. Watch the video to see just a few of the species that our mini-ponds have been helping:

Creating a pond is one of the best ways to provide a diverse range of habitats and attract a wide variety of new species to any outdoor space.

If you only have a small garden, or no outdoor space at all, then don’t worry as a mini pond that fits in a window box can still go a long way. Even something as simple as a bowl of water on a windowsill can attract freshwater invertebrates and provide a drink for passing birds.

Click here for our Build your own Mini-Pond tutorial.


The Esmée Fairbairn Collections Fund is run by the Museums Association, funding projects that develop collections to achieve social impact.

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