Thanks for the in­spi­ra­tion

Bird Watching (UK) - - Your View -

In­spired by Matt Mer­ritt’s wildlife pond over the last few is­sues, and also be­ing faced with re­dun­dancy, I was search­ing for some­thing to pro­vide me with a pos­i­tive na­ture project at home, to look for­ward to. I’ve al­ways been keen on wildlife and been an avid bird­watcher since I was about seven years old. I de­cided on my own wildlife pond in a cor­ner of my gar­den. Af­ter a day’s dig­ging with/by my 18-year-old son and three dogs, we added a liner, rocks and plants. I have grad­u­ally added na­tive pond plants. I in­cluded a dry stone wall into the de­sign to give am­phib­ians a place to hide, log piles nearby and cov­ered the liner edge with turf. Wildlife soon found it and I was thrilled to dis­cover, that af­ter only three weeks, a Great Crested Newt had found it! I now have reg­u­lar drag­on­flies, Black­birds and water bee­tles – marvel­lous! Ian Birch

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