Ponds provide habitat for aquatic plants and animals, food for terrestrial birds and mammals and act as natural flood management strategy.
In Ireland there are 26 species of regularly recorded dragonflies and damselflies. Standing freshwater (lakes and ponds) are the primary habitat of Irish dragonflies and damselflies. Unpolluted, lowland large ponds typically have between 8 to 10 dragonfly and damselfly species, highlighting the need for the protection of ponds. For more information on dragonflies and damselflies please see here.
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