FROGS, NEWTS AND TOADS IN GARDEN POND

We have had to clear away some really large plants that have overtaken the garden pond.

There was more mud in the pond than water!

But in among it all we’ve seen frogs, newts and toads + the fish.

Note:  I’ve been told that if you break the ice on  a  pond in winter it is bad for the fish.  When a pond is frozen the water is warmer at the bottom of the pond where life survives.  If the ice is broken then the freezing weather seeps down and destroys the warmer water – thereby destroying the life that has been surviving there.   Is this so?

1 thought on “FROGS, NEWTS AND TOADS IN GARDEN POND

  1. garth lowe

    Badgers

    The short piece about badgers is quite true but what was left out was concerning hedgehogs. As the badgers have increased so the poor hedgehog has declined radically. As a child we regularly had them in our rural garden but not so now. They have retreated to the surburban environment but now have traffic to contend with. There is no answer to this one, but to keep memories of our prickly friends snuffling about in country gardens.
    Garth Lowe Worcestershire

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