Biodiversity Course - Pond Life of Jersey - Sept 2022

Get you and your pond ready for Spring with an evening on the pond life of Jersey.

Biodiversity Couse: Pond Life of Jersey

29th September @ 18:00-20:00

Location - Philip Mourant Centre, Trinity

A 2hour evening course covering amphibian and other pond life identification.

Participants will also learn how to implement safe and responsible pond-dipping techniques as well as identify and plan ways to improve pond habitats to help in conservation.

Palmate Newt - Ecology

Species: The Palmate newt scientifically known as (Lissotriton helveticus) are the only species of newt found on the island of Jersey. Approximately 6cm in length with a similar appearance to the common newt. Although there are a few records on the JBC database of common newts these are most likely to be misidentified as Palmate newts. Both male, and sometimes female is characterised by smooth brown skin with lines of spots along the sides (flanks) and tail (McLaren, 2009).

Agile Frog - Conservation

Conservation status: Amphibians are the most threatened taxa due to anthropogenic factors such as habitat destruction, environmental contamination and most importantly climate change. They are sensitive to climate change due to their permeable skin as they rely on optimal microclimatic conditions for osmoregulation and respiration (Combes et al., 2018). 


Jersey has three native amphibian species, and a host of other wildlife for which ponds are a vital habitat. Pondwatch.je is a project that aims to gather sightings of Jersey’s pond life to help assess their conservation status, distribution and habitat requirements.


How can you help?

Pond Life Course for Educators

For educators who want to advance their knowledge and practical skills for pond environments and pond dipping. Tickets available here 

About this Event

This training is for educators in Primary schools, activity clubs, or in other areas of education.