Humans also make ponds. A wide variety of man-made bodies of water are classified as ponds. Some ponds are created specifically for habitat restoration, including water treatment. Others, like water gardens, water features and koi ponds are designed for aesthetic ornamentation as landscape or architectural features. Fish ponds are designed for commercial fish breeding, and solar ponds designed to store thermal energy.
Standing bodies of water such as puddles, ponds, and lakes are often categorized separately from flowing water courses, such as a brook, creek, stream or river.
What native species of amphibians & reptiles can be found here?
This habitat is perfect for grass snakes common frogs and toads. And all 3 native newt species. Naterjack toads won't usually be found as they are only found near the coast in sand dunes and salt marshes but they may be found in pond in these places, however is is very rare to find one there. Common lizards may be found in the dry long grass that may surround the pong along with slow worms which may be found under rubbbish or logs surrounding the pong. Adders may be found basking around the pond if in a heath.