Jon Cranfield

the first day the pond has frozen 18th Dec

In Uncategorized on December 17, 2011 at 9:46 am

The garden pond has its first covering of ice today. After a very cold night the entire surface of the pond is iced.

Now should I worry about the ice. Well people often say that you should float a ball or melt a hole in the ice.

The evidence that this helps either amphibians or other animals is sadly lacking according to the Big Pond Thaw Survey run by Pond Conservation.

There are a number of green plants in the water column including starwort, hyacinth, duck weed, moss, grasses and algae which as long as sunlight reaches them will keep the oxygen levels up.

No snow yet but this will be scraped off the pond to keep the oxygen levels up and hopefully the invertebrates will survive the winter.

no need to worry about the ice in this shallow pond

no need to worry about the ice in this shallow pond

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