Is this the world’s biggest group of ponds?

The Prairie Pothole Region - you can get an idea of the scale from the size of Hudson Bay in the top right corner!

Scanning my Twitter account I noted plans to increase protection for ponds in the North American Prairie Pothole Region.

To us is Britain this covers an almost unimaginably large area: 700,000 square kilometres.

Any guesses how big that is?

As big as Wales? Noooooo.

Try again,

As big as England? Noooooo.

Try bigger.

As big as the UK? Noooooo.

The Prairie Pothole Region is nearly 3 times bigger than the whole of the little old United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

You can see what this landscape looks like here.

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One Response to “Is this the world’s biggest group of ponds?”

  1. Peter Says:

    That’s where I live! It’s a very nice place for the most part (and is full of ponds. All nice places are.).

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