Author(s): Steve Parker
Lets you see tiny molluscs firmly grasping a stone or find out how quickly a water snail grows by studying the water rings on its shell. From beneath the surface of the water to the surrounding plant and animal life, this guide features the natural world of the pond and river.
Spring plants; Spring animals; Early summer plants; Early summer animals; Midsummer plants; Midsummer animals; The pond in autumn; The pond in winter; Freshwater fish; The trout; Waterfoul; Waterbirds; Rushes and reeds; The reed bed; Waterside mammals; Frogs, toads and newts; Floating flowers; Plants at the pond's surface; Underwater weeds; Dragons and damselflies; Insects in the water; Freshwater shells; Head of the river; Life along the riverbank; The river's mouth; The saltmarsh; Study and conservation; Did you know?; Around the world; Find out more.