Look who was lurking around our little pond over the weekend.
It was time for a bit of a tidy up of the pond, and the border where the pond is situated. As you can see, it's full of Marsh Marigold which is just starting to flower. As the pond was installed to attract wildlife, small logs have been placed around the sides of the pond for insects and creatures to use.
The logs have fungi growing on them and are utilised by all manner of wildlife.
It was when Mick moved one of the logs that he found this little fellow underneath.
I don't know the first thing about newts so if anyone knows what kind this one is, I'd be very interested to know.
Needless to say, the log was placed gently back on top of the newt and the tidying up of the pond didn't happen.
Our pond is tiny, only 84cm X 64cm, but it's teaming with wildlife. There's always a frog or two to be seen, though they've never spawned in the pond, but we're well visited by baby frogs so they must spawn nearby and then use our pond for a holiday.
It just goes to show that you don't need a huge pond to attract wildlife.
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