Ponds and other wetlands at SRUC, Elmwood Golf Course

The golf course features 3 ponds and all of which contain healthy populations of Palmate newts, frogs and toads along with many more water invertebrates. The ponds have all been colonised with reeds and other aquatic plants and this has been complimented by further planting from the Greenkeeping team and students. To help maintain the water quality before leaving the site 2 willow bridges have been built which work as a natural filter for the water before it enters the over flow drain. Swans, Moorhens and Mallards have all made homes on the ponds with many of them coming back each year to fledge their young. Hibernaculum’s have been created to give the amphibians a place to hibernate over the winter months.