Bodfuan Shoot’s many varied landscapes include several ponds which we are keen to protect and improve. Left unattended for years they have become overgrown, strangled by non-native plant species, and in some cases no longer even hold water because of silt and mud deposits.
Over coming months we will be undertaking a conservation project to restore three particular pond habitats which will be beneficial to various wildlife. They will be cleared of excess silt, trees and shrubs, particularly vigorous rhododendrons, cut back to allow light and new growth, and invasive pond weeds will be cleared to make way for more varied plant life.
This hard work will be mutually beneficial for both the shoot and for general biodiversity and conservation. The pond restoration will encourage many species of wildfowl to breed here and will allow other wildlife to populate the ponds and surrounding areas.