In 2016, the UCL Pond Restoration week was held at Heydon, North Norfolk. We had the opportunity to work on some fantastic ponds in gorgeous weather! We produced a short video of our time-lapse footage of one of the restorations and we include it here so that you can see what it is like to volunteer on a pond restoration.
In year one post-restoration, the pond begins to colonise in late summer. By year two there are submerged macrophytes across the bottom of the pond and emergent plants have recolonised on the shallowest slope. The photo below was not taken from the same angle but you can spot the curved branch of the same tree in both photos!