Wildlife Wednesday: The Pond in Summer

With the Pond Camera out of commission for the forseeable future, and the Back Field Camera down until I can get back there to trim a rampant grape vine, there wasn’t much to see on this week’s trail cams other than more rabbits.

We’ve had enough of those, wouldn’t you say?

In a rare free moment, I managed to get down to the pond with the Big Camera…

It’s kind of a mess…

Everything is in desperate need of a trim, and the grasses growing in the margins need to be thinned. A willow limb is hanging so low as to dip itself into the water, and obscure the view of the far bank.

Know what? Cleaning the pond doesn’t even make the list of chores right now. I know what I can and can’t accomplish this year, and this one falls in the “can’t” category.

If the turtles (and the fish and the frogs) are happy, I’m happy.

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20 thoughts on “Wildlife Wednesday: The Pond in Summer

  1. I hear you, you have to do what you can. I ordered a pair of gardening shoes, something to slip on quickly to go outside and do something out there.
    Your pond still looks wonderful.

  2. Marie, the pond is just fine. Like you said, the turtles, fish, and frogs are happy. For the time being, at least, that’s all that matters. You look after Angel and let Mother Nature look after her own. 🙂

    • It’s not the look of the pond that concerns me, it’s the silt and the non-native grasses that need to be dealt with. Too much greenery IN the water will choke out the fish, and they’re our first line of defense against the mosquitos. I think it can go one more year, but it will really have to be done next summer.

  3. I hear you, sister. Your pond is beautiful just as it is. 🙂

    Mine, on the other hand, is in need of a good muckraking which I can’t bring myself to do because it’s so HOT outside. If the pond weeds keep going the way they are, we’ll have a meadow instead of a pond. Granted, it will take a while (it’s a 1.5 acre pond), but it’ll happen.

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