Wildlife Pond is a Bit Too Effective.....!!!
Well, I always imagined that once I had the pond finished, it would start to attract wildlife. I envisaged frogs aplenty, water skaters, maybe water boatmen and, if I was very lucky, a dragonfly or two. So, you can imagine my surprise when, just a week after finishing my little 2ft x 3ft pond, I looked out of my kitchen window one morning to find a pair of ducks waddling contentedly up the middle of the lawn!
I suppose it could just be coincidence, but it’s strange that I’ve never had ducks in my smallish inner-city garden before, but just as I get a pond, there they are! Mr and Mrs Duck hung around most of the day and were fed a few crusts, which they seemed to appreciate.
Birtie was held up to the window to see the ducks and I thought her eyes were going to pop out of her head – she was absolutely fascinated! She showed no signs of wanting to go outside, though, so I think she was a bit scared of them – she’s such a wimp sometimes!
Having been put in a wildlife-y frame of mind, I went for a stroll in the woods to see how spring was progressing there. I caught a glimpse of this woodpecker, though I’m afraid my wildlife photography is no match for Di’s woodpecker pictures!
Saw plenty of wild flowers showing through, so here are some pictures…..
Bluebells starting to open
A nice group of violets
There were some lovely big clumps of primroses – better than the ones in my garden!
I spotted these orchids, but I’m not sure what sort they are – maybe the one called ‘butchers cleavers’?
- 10 Apr, 2008
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