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

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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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Migrant Hawker (aeshna mixta)*female*

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Length: 63mm

A small Hawker, not aggressive towards other individuals and occasionally seen in large feeding swarms. It flies late into the autumn and is likely to be the only Hawker found in November. The costa is brown and there is a “golf-tee” shaped, yellow mark on S2. The male looks quite dark with blue, paired spots along the abdomen. The pale yellow ante-humerals are indistinct and short and eyes are blue.
The female is brown with similar markings to the male but the spots are smaller and often yellow, occasionally blue. The ante-humerals are insignificant or absent and eyes are brownish.

Habitat
Breeds in standing water but may be found well away from water along hedgerows or woodland edges. Frequently resting low in vegetation…. British Dragonfly society 

To see the male please click “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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