There is a frog in our pond. We had frogs several years ago, but they disappeared. Now they have come back. They are sharing the pond with some goldfish which seem to be OK. I wasn’t sure if they could co-exist? Do frogs eat fish? It’s funny seeing them breathe the water making tiny ripples with their movements. It’s a real wildlife garden and pond.
Wife. You left the hose on last night.
Husband. Did I?
Well the garden needed a water.
You’d left it in the pond.
Oh, but it’s OK
How do you know?
Have you looked?
You know the waterlily
I found it under the hedge.. and..
And the Canadian pond weed
It was by the summerhouse.
Is that it?
The floating fountain had flushed down to the folly.
There’s something you are not telling me?
What’s happened to them?!
I found them inside your wellies. The cat was trying to fish them out.
Oh, that’s OK then!
A model of a waterboatman. They swim upside down on the surface tension of the waters surface. They eat duck weed and algae. Not to be mixed up with great diving beetles or pond skaters. When I saw this I was amazed at its intricate structure.
This model was in a local shopping centre. It was about four foot across. Fascinating