What is a wildlife pond and why put one in your garden?

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  1. K9keystrokes profile image92
    K9keystrokesposted 6 years ago

    What is a wildlife pond and why put one in your garden?

  2. TheSocial profile image56
    TheSocialposted 6 years ago

    Wildlife ponds support an ecosystem of little aquatic and land creatures. What little creatures there are depends on the size of your pond. They are extremely beautiful to look at, if you want a more unique nature feel to your garden.

  3. Infobrowser profile image69
    Infobrowserposted 6 years ago

    A wildlife pond would be one that supports a variety of life.

    I think it is a good idea for people to locally support a diverse eco-system in their area. I like the thought of giving homes to frogs, newts, aquatic plants and even insects.

    I set up a pond in my back garden when I was younger and it has so far been a neat little home for the aforementioned and also some pet fish. The fish had lead a long and graceous life until my neighbours cat decided it didn't like them. As for the other wildlife, there are still a couple of frog species that enjoy the environment and insects such as underwater beetles. It's nice to see that some of the plants can survive and flourish well in the climate too.

    The local cats might not be wild but they still enjoy a cool refreshing drink in the summer.

    Another great reason to have a pond is the photo opportunies you could get with a macro setting on a camera. I love how ponds can be designed to look wild and no two ponds are ever the same. They are one of the most creative things a garden could contain.

  4. Dr. Haddox profile image73
    Dr. Haddoxposted 6 years ago

    My farm, Mamushi Nature Farm, in Franklin, Tennessee, has several wildlife ponds. They are low maintenance bodies of water, self-contained ecosystems, in and of themselves. Organisms, both plants and animals, micro-organisms even, dwell within the wildlife pond, ecosystem.
    I keep the wildlife ponds for spiritual reasons and for the "beauty" of them. Fish live in my wildlife ponds. I have nishikigoi (carp), some that can be eaten and some that are sold for $30.00 each once they grow to a critical size.
    Therefore, one  reason one may want to keep wildlife ponds is for supplemental income or for fish to eat. Watercress can also be raised in your garden in your wildlife pond. Lastly, you pond provides drinking water for wildlife.
    Regards,
    Dr. Haddox

 
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