To be an effective wildlife pond it needs to be bigger, this is tiny. But then that is also what makes it such a great idea. You don't need to dig a hole and it can fit anywhere. If you have small children this is also a wonderful introduction to wildlife. I notice they make a child proof cover though I havn't tried that. For small children and small places this is a wonderful idea and well made. For more ideas on easy to make wildlife ponds when the kids get bigger try this guideWildlife Ponds. How to make, maintain and enjoy a wildlife pond. It might be useful anyway for information on the wildlife you find anyway :) Anything that gives the wildlife another sanctuary has to be a good thing. Please click "helpful" if you have read this. Thanks.