A great book for someone loving fresh water and spending time by it but not knowing what is out there in the wildlife. A section on all types of species from plants to mammals to fish but the dragonfly section was ideal for covering many species found around the Uk. Many of the birds were unlikely to visit your pond but having said that rivers are mentioned. The large pictures give ideal ID features but then limits the amount of information you could need to properly know the species and what it does. This book is ideal for any one lazing about by water.