Day 24 of 30 Days Wild – pond dipping

Just under a year ago we built a pond in our garden. It has many visitors that use it to drink from, but today we thought we would find out what lived in the pond.

Sadly no tadpoles yet, but we did find plenty of pond snails, water boatman, water louse, pond skaters and lots of tiny little water beetles and wigglies that I didn’t manage to get any photos of.

Last week I spotted a leech attached to one of the stone, but I couldn’t find it today.

If you are interested in pond creatures I recommend this excellent website

Freshwater habitat trust

About Alex White - Appletonwild

This is my diary of the wildlife where I live in Oxfordshire, and sometimes the places I visit. My passion is for British wildlife, especially Badgers and Hares. This year my debut book "Get Your Boots On" was published I am a keen amateur photographer. All the photographs on this blog are taken by myself unless stated otherwise. I am a member of A Focus on Nature, the network for Young Nature Conservationists, BBOWT, The Oxon Mammal group and The Oxfordshire Badger Group. You can also follow me on Twitter @Appletonwild Instagram appletonwild
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