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One of "The three ponds"
These ponds probably suffer the least disturbance in the park and they are very important botanically and entomologically. They have good populations of Reedmace, also known as Bulrush, Branched Bur-Reed, Yellow Iris and Gypsywort, you will also find Fine Leaved Water Dropwort and Water Forget-me-not. They have recently been cleaned and hopefully the rare insects that live here will continue to thrive. One rare fly lives in the flower heads of Lesser Bulrush (Photograph is of Greater Bulrush which is similar) The fly, Typhomyza bifasciata is only known from two other Essex sites. Great crested newts also breed here.

Yellow Flag and Great Reedmace or Common Bulrush photos Patrick and Mary Smith