Thursday, September 11, 2008

Pond life - Insect life (4)

The first question that most people ask (me included) is Isn't the pond a breeding ground for mosquitoes? The answer is that Yes it might be except that it is also a breeding ground for the insects that eat mosquitoes, and they keep them under control. I found that in the first week or so of the pond filling up there were a lot of mozzies but then the water boatman population exploded and there was a feeding frenzy: no more mozzies. Also the dragonfly and the bats that take over from them at night eat their share. I even have found a ladybird on the reeds eating the blackfly. Isn't Nature wonderful!

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