Posted by Jan Åberg about 4 years ago
EDIT june 26, link to photo: click here!
The first pond has been filled with water: it's a 6m² (2.5m³) with 50m² roof catchment. The spillway leads to two mini-swales with several berry bushes and one apple tree.
The main functions of the pond will be (1) Education, (2) Edible aquatic plants and (3) Improved pest control in zone 1.
Interesting observations so far:
-After 30 minutes the water surface was inhabited by 50+ chironomids
-After one day the first water strider inhabited the pond
-After two days (today) the first water beetle was observed in the water
Next step will be to make a functional edge and to get some water plants.
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