Jon Cranfield

further observations on the pond

In Garden pond, Observations, the garden pond blog, Wildlife on May 14, 2011 at 7:03 am

It is definitely amazing how the pond can attract so much wildlife. The pond is now considered to be on the lower end of the ‘excellent’ score calculated through the Big Pond Dip by Pond Conservation. I found darter dragonfly larvae in the warm shallows of the pond.

Other inhabitants include a large number of scavenger beetles and freshwater hydra – little anemone type creatures.

The pond also has a strong head of water fleas. The water is effectively buzzing with life.

It just goes to should how important ponds are. This pond is not even a year old and it has over a dozen animal groups or species within it.

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