Springs and Pond creation
When Kingswear was only a ferry crossing and a small chapel, the main farms were up away from the coast at Kingston, where all the spring water sources were and are still to be found. It was also safer for livestock from visiting raiders!
But with all this rain, many springs are currently overflowing, and I have been delighted to find the odd pond being created to harness this beautiful natural water supply. When Spring arrives, these ponds will provide a fabulous habitat for all sorts of insect, invertebrates and small mammal life, and help with the biodiversity of our lovely local environment. Have you got a spring near you?