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Very Special Resident....

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Whilst getting a lily plant out of the bottom pond for daughter Juliet today, she suddenly gave a shout " Mum look at that "..I honestly thought she was going to fall in, she was so excited, luckily her mobile was in her pocket….


Was hiding at first….


How about that, I first spotted one in the pond about 2/3yrs back, not a sign last year but plenty of frogs, I rarely interfere with this pond but love to sit and watch the activity that goes on, its in a perfect spot as my stumpery is very close, also a log pile for the little creatures to overwinter if they wish, plenty of stonewalling surrounding the raised bed, perfect for anyone who wishes to live here….Its good to share, I don’t need to go wild I already have happy residents….

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It must have been a very special feeling Lincs...happened exactly like that in our pond....I wasn't expecting to see any life but suddenly there were two of them.

1 Jun, 2022

 

How lucky you are Sue! Rick would have been overjoyed to see that!
I don't think I will get any residents in my little pond as there are no other ponds around here!

1 Jun, 2022

 

Just goes to show what a garden pond can support ... :o)

1 Jun, 2022

 

Really pleased for you - a lovely surprise for both of you.

1 Jun, 2022

 

fantastic Lincs. They spend about 10/11 months in damp borders rather than in the water. They are smashing creatures aren't they.

1 Jun, 2022

 

What a fantastic find! You must be well chuffed now, Sue! I’d be over the moon. Lovely pics thanks to your daughter!

1 Jun, 2022

 

That's a lovely surprise! Don't you think they look like miniature dragons? You may find tiny developing eggs or little grub like creatures on your pondweed now. You wouldn't notice them if you weren't actually looking for them.

1 Jun, 2022

 

Thankyou All.. I don't know which of us was the most excited, I've been back down there sitting on the edges just watching but it didn't show itself, can't really blame the poor thing, I probably scared it half to death when I removed the lily, I've been reading up on them, I need to buy water forget-me-nots or mentha aquatica ready for next springtime..

1 Jun, 2022

 

What a lovely surprise.

2 Jun, 2022

 

I’m having trouble in identification Lincs due to the water reflection. Is this a in resident salamander or a newt visiting the pond to lay eggs?

3 Jun, 2022

 

I can’t tell what it is either, Loosestrife.

3 Jun, 2022

 

Well, either way, what a complement it is to have one’s garden considered to be productive natural habitat by residents such as this. Lincs, you have my complement too!

3 Jun, 2022

 

its a smooth newt [Lissotriton vulgaris] and they usually return to water to lay eggs, but in dry spells they do take a dip now and again.

The tadpole develops into what is called an eft. they do look very dragon like as they keep their external gills for quite a long time, unlike frog and toads that have a skin over them like fish.

4 Jun, 2022

 

Many thanks SBG.

4 Jun, 2022

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