The category includes canals, drains and ditches, reservoirs, dams and ornamental lakes and ponds. All of these can provide havens for wildlife in built-up or heavily modified landscapes. Many ornithologists, for example, cultivated their interest as children at their local reservoir. Canals and drainage ditches are particularly important refuges for aquatic plants and invertebrates, and often host some of the best examples of these communities in Wales. The Montgomery Canal and the ditch flora of the Gwent Levels are well known for the flora and fauna they support.