Cosmeston Lakes Country Park
At Cosmeston Lakes Country Park a pond creation project for Great
Crested Newts has taken place.
The photograph to the right shows the Dragonfly pond, an
established pond on site at Cosmeston - in 2002 Great Crested Newts
were discovered there for the first time.
In 2003/4 Cosmeston Lakes Country Park re-established three
ponds on the Cosmeston site with the help of a grant from
The new ponds were constructed to create more breeding habitat
for the Great Crested Newts on site.
The photographs below show one of the ponds shortly after
construction, and as it is now. This year we were thrilled to
discover Great Crested Newts in one of the new ponds for the first
We hope that as the other ponds become fully established, Great
Crested Newts will move in and the Cosmeston population will expand