Pond May 2002
Bigsnest Wildlife Pond May & June 2002

The Blue Flag in bloom

The front entryway washtub pond matures and the Cardinal Meadowhawks began to breed in it. I was amazed after seeing the male and female ovipositing in tandem to find not only eggs, but later on HUNDREDS of tiny nymph. Will they be able to mature in this small environment? Next year will tell. If we find exuvia, then, yes! Here is a link to a photo of some of the other critters who've enjoyed our front washtub pond:
House Finch

And here is the pond in June.

The seep monkey flowers were so pretty this year (right to the right of the beach).

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