Installed to oxygenate the pond. The swarms of tiny fish attract terns and herons and the occasional kingfisher.
Brooklime, a lovely native plant, grows here in abundance around the islands, providing egg laying sites for adult dragonfly, also perching and roosting sites; the larvae use the stems to climb out of the water.
A bank of nettles and buddleia is home for tortoiseshell butterflies. Dead hedging makes an ideal habitat for myriad insects, a veritable storehouse of food for birds.
stoneface keeping an eye on things
easter island head
Swans eat a quarter of their body weight daily. Our cygnets are growing so fast they are needing a top up of protein pellets and grain to supplement their usual diet of grass and pond life.