New Ponds

As part of the Japanese Rose clearance early this year, while the diggers were on site, 12 new ponds were excavated. Two of these new ponds have performed above expectations, one with one string, tadpoles presently have two back legs and the other with 5 or 6 strings, with the first batch of toadlets leaving the pond, see photos. Also shown is a common toadlet,​​ found on the path near the fishing pond

Unfortunately the Rose clearance has not been so successful, the new shoots are already pushing through, see photos.

Other sad news, the first of the cygnets has gone, now down to seven.