The pond today

 

The garden pond today

The garden pond today

The pond is looking in good shape after the cold weather.

A quick dip reveals dozens of pond olive mayflies and I can see some tiny caddis larvae which I’m most proud of because they really are showing the pond is working like a real natural pond.

I can see beetles, water boatmen, backswimmers, the larva of a broad-bodies chaser dragonfly and the larva of a large red damselfly – this was with just two dips with the sieve – maybe just 20 seconds of actual dipping.

So things are looking good after the cold snap.

Oh, and last night I saw three frogs hanging about under the water.

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