Category Archives: Wildlife

The pond’s flora and fauna

Pond life

It was a lovely Spring evening tonight, Friday 31 March, perfect for Frog Foraying. Of course, the frogs didn’t appreciate that so didn’t turn up, and nor did the toads. But Chris and his three companions exploring the pond by … Continue reading

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Sunday meander

The violets are out today down by the pond, there’s a small patch of snowdrops just coming to an end, and the moles have been pretty busy. The recent rain has added some water to the pond, albeit it’s still … Continue reading

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Dates for your diary

Some dates for your diary: Friday, 31 March for our annual evening Frog Foray at the pond; Sunday, 11 June in the Church Barn, our Summer Splash Out and Friends’ AGM; and Sunday, 16 July in the afternoon for our … Continue reading

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New wildlife at the pond

There’s a new brood of baby moorhens now paddling round the pond – the second brood this year. And if you pop along to see them, you might also spot members of a new species recently introduced to the area … Continue reading

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A visit from the Brownies

The 10th Bedford (Christ Church) Brownies visited the village pond on Tuesday evening (19 July) for some pond dipping, led by our Chris Jones, as part of their activities leading to the award of the Wildlife Explorer badge. They discovered … Continue reading

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Biddenham Conservation Area review

We have now submitted to Bedford Borough Council the Friends of the Biddenham Village Pond’s response to the Biddenham Conservation Area Consultation Paper¬†supporting the proposals for three extensions to the Area, in particular extension 2 to include the village pond … Continue reading

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Grand pond dip

The sun shone on an enthusiastic gathering at the pond this afternoon (Sunday, 3 July) for the 30th anniversary pond dipping, led by chief dipper, Chris Jones. We were well rewarded as the dipping revealed many newt larvae, great crested … Continue reading

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Let’s go pond dipping

Come along and join the Friends for some pond dipping on Sunday, 3¬†July from 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm and discover some of the creatures that live in our village pond. All equipment provided but why not bring a notebook … Continue reading

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Moorhens appear for the 30th

A family of seven ducklings appeared in May but quickly disappeared: we fear the worst. Now four, or it could be more, they’re very shy, little baby moorhens are happily paddling around the pond. We hope they will fare better … Continue reading

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So what’s going on in the field by the pond?

Agricultural activity in the field is of concern if it might add fertiliser or other agents to the run off to the pond with potentially detrimental effect on water quality, impacting life in the pond. If a change in agricultural … Continue reading

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