Backyard Adventures

Surprise Visitors

During that nice spell of warm weather we took the opportunity to open up our backyard pond for the season. We took off the mesh covering which catches the leaves over the winter.As you can see there’s always a lot of work to do at the beginning of the season. We usually have some perennial visitors when we open the pond- snakes, frogs, masses of frogs eggs, but last year was a first. We opened the pond on March 20, 2011. It was the first day of spring and a lovely way to celebrate.The following day, when my husband came home at lunch time, he found two mallard ducks happily swimming around in our little pond! He quickly grabbed a few pictures before they took off.


Backyard Pond in Early Spring

Surprise Visitors

Mallards Moving On

Mallard Pair

Male Mallard Duck