We had spent the day on Saturday tidying up and clearing some of the grasses from the pond edge, adding some new plants and during rests wastching all the amazing goings on in the pond. added a few rock bits of branches etc frog homes - a hot sunny day and all was wonderful.
All change last evening. Torrential raiing, deluge, the burn bursts its banks sending the water rushing across the land, into the pond, the pond overflowed, the lining was pulled away from one side, the water overflowed down into the ravine and the boardwalk was underwater. This morning everything covered in mud, the pond dark brown, masses of wee and adult frogs jumping about the place and a dead salmon parr on the ground. The path around the pond which was repair on Sunday, now all higgle de piggetly.
OK it is start again folks! just something we have to get used to here:)
Good morning NellyDee, a quick question, frog homes (just gurgled it) do they go under the water or beside the pond?
Frog/Newt homes not in the water. Either beside or near the pond - can be quite a distance away. Frogs and Newts rarely go near ponds, ditches etc., out of breeding season. To be perfectly honest I don't know why I decided to make a couple at the pond's edge, as here there are plenty of places, there are fallen old trees, the compost heap, piles of rocks and old mossy tree trunks. There was a toad that seemed to particularily like a stack of old sleepers up behind the garage. If you have a smallish garden put one near the pond and maybe a couple in your borders, so long as there are plants they can wander about in without being seen. They like eating slugs and snails for instance.