Frogs galore

 Today the pond was alive with the sound of music well frogs croaking and the spawn count has gone from one batch to four. I counted over 15 frogs either singles or mating pairs.  It goes to show how important a small urban pond is for the wild life from the bees drinking in it , birds bathing in it hoverflies laying their young , ok mosquitoes I could do without .

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Pond life(garden)

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Plenty of frogs and tadpoles still in the pond. Since a lady gave me some plants , irises , sort of grass, pond marigold and some floating weed the pond is so clear and life it seems far more natural.

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A hover fly larva

More spawn

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I am excited that my pond now has two lots of frog spawn and still has at least two more mating pairs of common frogs.

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Pond (March)

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Common frogs Mating in the pond .

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The first lot of frog spawn but looks like there is more on the way.

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One of the Iris’s I planted is flowering.

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Around the pond and the garden is in need of attention now the warmer weather is here.

Pond Habitat

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Well today I installed a pond in my garden, its not finished yet, still to have some rocks around and some plants oh and of course water.  It will be topped up by the overflow form our water butt.

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I thought the pond would increase the bio diversity of the garden . We already get frogs and toads  and of course the dragonflies and damselflies as posted in this blog.

As you have seen we already have a log habitat and next year our lawn will be planted with meadow flowers .

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