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Where Does Our Pond Wildlife Arrive From?

Where Does Our Pond Wildlife Arrive From? This is a question I get asked a lot.  Many people are often amazed at just how quick wildlife seems to arrive in their pond as if from nowhere.  So, just where does … Continue reading

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Tame Grey Herons

Tame Grey Herons Last January I wrote and put live a article on my website on the life of Grey Herons, all the photos in the article were of a very tame Heron that has become friends with my brother Mark … Continue reading

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Water Voles

    Water Voles or Latin Name (Arvicola Amphibious) The European Water Vole also known as the ‘Water Rat’ was once widespread throughout the British Isles. Now a protected species but sadly still in decline, their population has dropped due … Continue reading

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Pond Skaters

Pond Skaters Around the world there are around 1700 species of Gerridae, or more commonly known as ‘Pond Skaters’ or ‘Water Skimmers’.  Here in Britain, we have a common species, Latin name ‘Gerris Lacustris,’ which is known as the ‘Common … Continue reading

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Naterjack Toads

Naterjack Toads In the UK, we have an amphibian that is quite different to our other native amphibians.  Naterjack Toads (Epdalea Calamta), are rare and are protected.  Usually found confined to isolated coastal areas, their natural habitat which they prefer … Continue reading

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Ten Must Have Pond Plants

 Ten Must Have Pond Plants   You can just imagine the fun I had trying to choose the top ten must have plants for your pond! The first thing I had to do was to just concentrate on pond plants … Continue reading

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Free Floating Pond Plants

Free Floating Pond Plants Out of all the different categories of Pond plants, there is a very small collection that has adapted over the years, to free float on the water.  Fortunately, they are easy to grow and have very … Continue reading

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Frog Spawning Season

Frog Spawning Season After all the heavy snow and freezing conditions we usually experience in December, spring is always a welcome sight & thankfully just around the corner. January and February so far, have been reasonably mild, & if you know what to look for, there … Continue reading

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