Monday, 19 August 2013

In and Around My Garden Pond.

Although there has not been great activity at my pond this year the odd dragonfly continues to show up.Most numerous at the moment is the Common Darter,and yesterday at least six males were competing for the best spots to attract and catch a female.
Yesterday was also the first occasion this season when I saw a Common Frog at the pond.Unfortunately not a usual sight here as I have discovered no spawn since creating the pond.
Another first was the presence of a handsome Grass Snake which would surface and investigate the nooks and crannies along the bank for prey.Hopefully the palmate newts in the pond took cover.