Saturday, 1 September 2012

Pond Project #1 - 01/9/2012

I was delighted to find a Backswimmer 
in the little wildlife pond this evening.

It won't be long before Autumn arrives.

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Pond Project #1 - 04/7/2012

The toads have finally gone,
it was fun watching them develop.

Fingers crossed they come back one day.

This is how the pond looks now:

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Pond Project #1 - 03/7/2012

Thought I'd share some 
more Toad Photos.

Apologies for being
trigger happy with the camera.

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Pond Project #2 - 01/7/2012

Pond water much clearer now.

I can see the bottom.

View across the pond.

View of bottom.

View across the pond.

View across the pond.

Water Soldiers.

View across the pond.

Pond with Tiltshift Effect.

Watch you don't get wet Figgy!

Pond Project #1 - 01/7/2012

A few weeks after the water had
cleared in Wildlife Pond Project #1,  
I put in some tadpoles I'd rescued from 
a nearby pond which had almost dried up.

Here they are nearly two months later.
As you can see they
have now metamorphosed.

 I'm pretty sure they're toads as I've read
that toad tadpoles are almost black in colour.

Frog tadpoles on the other hand are usually
speckled in colour and larger in size.

Climbing out onto the Starwort.

Tiny little things.

Hiding in the Starwort.

Still with tail.

Close up view.

Wildlife Pond Project #1 as of 1st July 2012.

Friday, 29 June 2012

Pond Project #2 - 29/6/2012

Wildlife Pond #2 at dusk.

Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Pond Project #2 - Video

Video 27 June 2012

Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Pond Project #2 - 26/6/2012

Daughter helping with some tweaking.

View of pond from garden.

View across the pond.

Water starting to clear.

View of pond.

Another view of pond.

View from the side.

Edging stones closeup.

View from the behind pond.

The shallow end.

Shallow end closeup.

Marginal Plant
(Juncus effusus)
Juncus effusus & Water Soldier.

Edging stone tweaking.

Edging stones after more minor tweaking.

Another edging stone photo!

View across the pond.

Edging stone closeup.

View across the pond.

View from the garden.

Sadly the planted Heathers are starting to die.

Wilted Heather!

View across the pond.

Watching me take photos.

Figgy seems to like the new pond.

Pond view with Tiltshift Effect.