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Meet the Pond Residents!

What is a pond ... and who lives there?

Ponds are watery habitats that provide good conditions for many types of living thing. They have fresh water like a lake, but they are smaller than lakes.


The way that a pond and all its inhabitants exist together is an example of an ecosystem.


Some of the organisms in this ecosystem live in ponds all their lives, while others visit them to reproduce or feed. Many pond inhabitants are too small to be seen with the naked eye.


Copthorne School pond habitat has a lot of residents! By careful pond dipping and using magnifiers and identification cards, the children of Copthorne Junior have so far discovered a huge variety of animal life, from amazing amphibians to incredible invertebrates!