Recreating a native habitat has been a dream of mine since I was about 18. It only took me 20 years, but I finally have two acres of land in the country with which to work (and play). My goal is to document the improvements I make to the property: restoring habitat & attracting birds and butterflies in addition to other wildlife.
Just the back yard!? Nah, I want the front and side yards landscaped in natives too.
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
With the long weeks of frigid temperatures, the pond has frozen over with a thicker layer than usual. Concerned about the oxygen getting depleted in the water and losing the frogs that are likely brumating at the bottom, I finally purchased a pond deicer. Last year the frogs made it through fine...but, I think the ice would melt (or I'd melt it) often enough for the exchange of gases. With talk on Wildlife Gardeners of losing frogs in man made ponds, I thought it best to play it safe. Now, the birds can benefit as well with another source of liquid water (there is a stream about a fourth of a mile from here).