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Restored pond on the edge of Rutland will boost great crested newts

A farmer has helped to boost wildlife populations in Rutland by restoring an old pond.

Andrew Brown carried out the restoration work on his farmland at Caldecott 12 months ago.

He has now started to see the rewards with an increase in frog spawn and insect life.

Andrew Brown restored a pond at Caldecott
Andrew Brown restored a pond at Caldecott

Work on the pond was carried out with help from the government's great crested newts district level licensing scheme.

Mr Brown, a chartered environmentalist, said: "This was a great opportunity to breathe new life back into an old pond which had become overgrown and silted up.

"Great crested newts and other amphibians are an important part of local ecosystems and we need to do all we can to encourage them."

Frog spawn is thriving
Frog spawn is thriving

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