Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Great Weather/ More Pictures

Cattails growing nicely.

The border area is intended to be a thick growth of vegetation to create habitat for breeding frogs, salamanders, dragonflies, etc.  The grasses planted in this area are taken from the fields around the pond.  Some grasses fare better than others in the wet growth area, but it interesting how a common field grass can become a great aquatic habitat enhancement.

The Slough Sedge, a native aquadic sedge, is blooming.

A patch of mint growing in the pond.  This is not aquadic mint but all mint tends to adapt to aquadic environment.

Tadpole update


  1. Looking good Dave. How do you get fresh water in and out to keep the fish alive?

  2. Hi Jeff, thanks for the comment. Fresh water is added constantly during wet season and flows out over margins. In dry periods I pump water in from a 1700 gal. tank that is filled from a spring locted on the property. Other than that the water quality and oxygen levles are maintained through the plants and natural mixing due to air currents. The hope is that all can be maintined through a natural balance. Still experimenting.