Around the edges of the lagoons plants like Brooklime and Marsh Marigold grow in the damp mud. Froglets and Toadlets can be found amongst the vegetation. Worms, snails, wading birds and small mammals such as shrews can also be seen here.
Yellow iris and Common Reed grow in the shallow water. Frogs, toads and newts lay their spawn here and tadpoles feed on the algae. The reed attracts a number of over-wintering birds such as Reed bunting, Coots and Moorhens.
The deep water provides space for many creatures including the Great Diving Beetle, Caddisflies and Dragonfly nymphs.
The surface of the water is home to Pond Skaters, Swallows and Dragonflies and you can sometimes see Daubenton’s Bats fly past.