Wiltshire

Pond created for dragonfly haven by Wiltshire Wildlife Trust

The second phase of plans to create a haven for dragonflies at an old quarry in Wiltshire is under way.

Wiltshire Wildlife Trust bought Lower Moor Farm in 2007 to create corridors for dragonflies and damselflies.

The latest development includes a pond which will fill with natural water in time for next year's spawning season.

It is hoped declining species such as the ruddy darter and the downy emerald will populate the pond and spread into Gloucestershire.

Mike Hill, who is involved in the project, said: "This former landfill site is being gradually transformed into a beautiful natural environment that will help wildlife reclaim the land."

The site also has an orchard, bird hide, more than 2,000 new trees to attract nightingales, and new access paths.

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