Pond Life at Marlpit Community Garden

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Filling the pond in May 2015

The pond we dug in February (and filled in May) near to the bee sanctuary in Marlpit Forest Garden has been attracting wild life all summer.
Bees, wasps and butterflies have been seen drinking the water, dragonflies hovering above it and water boatmen swimming through the water weed.DSCN1951-pond
Frogs and toads, big and small, have been seen in and around the pond and baby newts were found there in October, showing that we have created an environment where they can breed successfully.


This frog posed for his photo last week.