If you love attracting wildlife to your garden, a pond is an addition you should definitely consider. Once your pond is dug however, it’s also important to maintain it to keep a healthy habitat for frogs, newts and even bees, who need water to make honey.
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Although the daffodils have been out for a couple of weeks now and we’ve been blessed with some early sunshine (despite the rather heavy rain around lunch time today!), this weekend for me has really felt like spring is here and winter is over.
After sitting surveying the wildlife visiting the garden as part of the RSPB ‘Make Your Nature Count’ week, I decided it was about time to see what progress the troops of tadpoles were making in the pond. I was really pleased when I peered into the water to see the surface being rippled by plenty of tiny little bodies, indicating that most of them seem to have survived, and not only that, but they are becoming more frog-like by the day.