How to Create a No-Fuss Wildlife Pond
program by Pat Sutton
Frogs, toads, and dragonflies all need freshwater ponds for egg laying to create future generations. Even a tiny pond will attract and support them. Learn what a true wildlife pond is and how simple it is to create – with no need for running water, filters, fish, and all the fuss. Pat Sutton will share the basics of how to create a wildlife pond and, even more importantly, how to maintain it so that wildlife benefits. Learn which native plants to add to the pond (and which problem plants to avoid). Don’t make the same mistake that others have made by creating a pond for exotic fish that supports little else. In a true wildlife pond, expect to attract and watch the amazing life cycle of huge Green Darner dragonflies or count a growing population of Leopard Frogs, Green Frogs, and Gray Treefrogs that find your pond as if by magic. Look forward to the child-like wonder and joy of looking for and finding young Gray Treefrogs that have emerged from your very own pond and taken up residence on insect-rich, native nectar plants in your garden! Create it and they will come!
9 Replies to “No-Fuss Wildlife Pond”
Our little pond had to be emptied due to the duck weed. Can you recommend where to get replacement pond plant and Lily pad?
I feel your pain. I too have a BIG duckweed issue this year, otherwise I’d love to share some of mine with you. Try Clemenson Farms native Nursery and Josh Nemeth, The Wildlife Gardener. They’re both on my list of Some Sources of native Plants found on my post: http://www.patsuttonwildlifegarden.com/some-sources-native-plants/
I recently left a message about the possibility of speaking to the Camden County Master Gardeners. An alternative topic could be Creating a Wildlife Pond.