I learned while researching this blog topic of tadpoles that the ancient Egyptians used the image of a tadpole in their system of hieroglyphics. I thought it was pretty cool that the tadpole made it into the sacred carvings of this ancient culture. The image of a tadpole was drawn to represent the number and… Read more »
Category: POND PREDATORS
NEW JERSEY POND DESIGNER SEEKING POND AND WATER FEATURE PROJECTS
New Jersey pond designer Mike Gannon of Full Service Aquatics is seeking new koi pond, water feature, and water garden projects for the new season. Are you considering a koi pond, water garden, or water feature for your New Jersey home or business?
FROGS AND BACKYARD WATER GARDEN PONDS
Let’s jump into the subject of frogs in the backyard water garden pond. Many pond owners will find themselves hosting a frog or more that has somehow found its way into your pond.
THE POND HUNTER RADIO BROADCAST EPISODE 3 – POND PREDATORS
PH Episode 3 Pond Predators Pond predators! Herons and Egrets and Minks, oh my! Listen and join in for this episode of The POND HUNTER radio broadcast discussing the predators that prey on your backyard fish pond. They come from the air, from the land, even from the water! There is a pond predator… Read more »
NEW! POND HUNTER RADIO BROADCAST ON PONDS AND WATER GARDENS
We all love koi ponds, water gardens, water features, and all things aquatic right? We are all pretty much aquatically obsessed! If you have found yourself “In The Pursuit Of All Things Aquatic”, then you gonna love this! Get ready to tune into an online streaming radio show created just for you and all who… Read more »
THE WHEELBARROW CHRONICLES – The Egret
Just when I thought everything was cool with the pond… The activity levels of the Great Blue Herons in my area had slowed down. I went ahead and took off the netting that I keep on my pond while the herons are in heavy stalking mode. I unplugged the talk radio station I play by… Read more »
HEY POND OWNERS, IT’S GREAT BLUE HERON TIME AGAIN!
It just wouldn’t seem like spring in the pond world without a word on the Great Blue Heron. As water garden koi pond owners, many of us have become familiar with the largest wading bird in North America. Our familiarity doesn’t come by choice for most of us though. Our familiarity with the Great Blue… Read more »
CATFISH IN YOUR BACKYARD POND. FRIEND OR FOE?
Probably the biggest misconception I see among pond owners is that introducing a catfish to the backyard pond or water garden will help keep your pond cleaner. With respect I’d like to burst the bubble on that school of thought. Catfish, although scavengers, will not do anything to actually help keep your koi pond water… Read more »
NATURAL PREDATOR PROTECTION
Ok, pond owners this is the time of year that we all have to start our vigilance and watch out for herons showing up at out pond. Late winter is always the time of year that the herons start making their patrols in search of that easy meal, of our beloved pets, from our ponds…. Read more »
FEEDING YOUR POND FISH
Feeding your pond fish is a seasonal consideration. It is drawing near the end of summer and it is time to make sure that your koi, goldfish, and pond fish are getting all the fish food that they care to enjoy right now! This time of year is an excellent time as a pond owner… Read more »