Wildlife Wednesday: The Pond

It’s been a rough summer for the pond.

With our Winter-that-Wasn’t, and our very dry spring, the water levels were low before the heat of summer ever arrived. For most of the season, it’s been more Mud Hole than Pond…

Friday afternoon/evening, we got nearly 3 1/2 inches of rain….

It’s a much happier pond, now.

The fish survived!

Are they smiling?

I think they are.

Let’s keep our fingers crossed for a normal, wet Autumn…

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21 thoughts on “Wildlife Wednesday: The Pond

  1. Well, that’s certainly good to see. I hope yours isn’t the only pond that’s rebounding in your area. I bet those fish are a big help in keeping the mosquitoes under control, although around here, I’ve not seen many this year. The dry weather pretty much made up for the mild winter and the forecasted mosquito-filled summer never materialized. Whew!

  2. The pond looks fantastic and all those fish. Do you fish them, or are they purely decorative? I really want to come and see your place one day, you are always showing us new things.

    • Looks are deceiving – those fish are only about 4 inches long, and they’re the biggest I’ve seen. I wouldn’t call them decorative, though…without them to eat the mosquitos, we couldn’t spend much time in the yard without loading-on the bug repellant. I hate chemicals on my skin…
      Let me know when you’re coming, and I’ll put clean sheets on the guest bed! πŸ™‚

  3. Yay for the rain and the fish! Our pond is still low. I was just thinking today that we won’t have to try to do a draw down this winter because it’s already drawn down. I do hope we get cold enough weather to kill off the plants growing at the edges.

    I put up some photos of the new shed/greenhouse recently. I know you were interested when I mentioned we were going to do that after the shed was demolished by the wind. I also found out what the mystery squash is. I don’t normally go around leaving links, but since you were interested:

    http://bogsofohio.wordpress.com/2012/08/13/in-the-garden-3/

  4. Glad your pond had a”fill up”.
    Our large pond is also down to mud and a little puddle, Mama Mallard is still down there with her babies, and I’m not sure how she is doing. The ducklings don’t seem to be growing like they should.

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