Friday, 19 June 2009

Pond time

When I was taking photos of Poppy cat around the pond the other day, I also managed to take some photos of what was going on in and around the pond too. These Large Red Damselflies had got it together and were ovipositing in the pond. A third one was trying to get in on the act, but never managed it and I didn't manage to get a decent photo of that either which was a shame.The common newts are still pretty active in the pond. I love the way they splay their feet out when then want to stop in the water! (-:Here's a couple taking a stroll, sorry swim around the block. There is an out of focus pond skater in this photo too.I love primulas, but they don't seem to like the soil here so I'm trying to grow them in pots and place the pots around the pond. Seems to be working so far (digits crossed)!Evie from Sunny Side Up requested a photo of our visiting Hedgehogs poo, so here it is Evie! Good eh? That is about 3 inches long in case you were wondering. (-:On that note, I shall end this post! (-:

13 comments:

Eve said...

Ha Ha Ha!! Good Job Jenny Wren! Now we all know what hedgehog poo looks like! Well done! Oh another fine post (well but for the poop) the newts are cute! Let us know how the flowers turn out.

Kelly said...

Hahaha! You made me laugh....of all things...Hedgie poo! Those little newts are as cute as can be. They make me think of tiny alligators!

Roy said...

No Jen, I am definitely not going to photograph Cows droppings to try and keep to this organic theme. {:)

Rural Rambler said...

The second photo of the damselflies is awesome! I love your pond photos, I am a water person-pond, lake, ocean, streams and rivers all close to my heart. The Hedgehog was/is a cutie and the poo, well educational! It has just been a "poo" kind of week what with Eve's photo of raccoon poo. I should have added the rather large unidentified bird poo that was on my wine time chair yesterday but I was too tired to go get the picture taker.

Shellmo said...

Cute to see those newts! Funny that you posted that poo for Eve - never knew she liked poo so much! (HA!! JUST KIDDING EVIE!!!)

Jenny said...

Hi Evie, glad you enjoyed the poop!
I will do a flower type post soon I promise. (-:

Hi Kelly, I'm so glad we have newts in our pond they are so entertaining. It's great when the damsels and dragons start emerging too.

Hi Roy, AW! Not even for our southern USA friend Evie? I think she'd like something a bit more impressive! (-:

Hi RR, hmmmmmm maybe it's time to leave the poop behind! (-: I would really miss having our pond in the garden. I think I'd want to build one wherever we lived. There's never a dull moment with a pond, well except when it's frozen over in winter I guess!!! (-:

Chris said...

Hi Jenny,
You got a nice diversity on this post and I love the newt pictures. There are some species of them in France but they are quite rare.

Jenny said...

Hi Shelley, yes those newts are great to have in our pond. I know I'm getting a bit worried about our Evie!!!! Not really tho! (-:

Quiet Paths said...

Who knew that poo
could be so...
fun?

Jenny said...

Hi Christine, hmmmm, yes I think we've had enough poop for now. (-: To answer a couple of your questions from previous posts. Yes Hedgehogs do curl up when asleep they also curl up as a defence mechanism when approached too. This of course doesn't help their survival rate specially on the roads! Yes, in the spring male Woodpeckers do 'drum' with their beaks onto favourite spots in their territory. It is really their equivalent of a territorial song.

dog trot farm said...

Jenny, What is cousin Eve thinking requesting a photo of that poo. Have you ever had a Hedgehog for a pet?

Mary said...

I have to admit it would not have occured to me to wonder what hedgehog poo looks like :-) But now I know. Those newts are cute and I see what you mean about the toes. Great damselfly shots!

Jenny said...

Hi Julie, yes I know, I think that southern heat has got to her a bit! (-: No, I'm not sure they would be able to be kept as pets as they hibernate during the winter. I dearly wish I saw more of them though.

Hi Mary, Evie started all this poop business, so I blame her! (-: Those newts are so entertaining, I'm very glad we have them in our pond.