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One Year Pond Study

Inspired by Ticia's idea to collate all my Native American Posts in one place, I thought I would tidy up my blog a bit and create posts which did the same for other topics. In anticipation of our next nature study which will be a one year study of the nature in our garden, I…

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If You Go Down to the Pond Today…….

....you're sure to get a surprise! (sung badly out of tune to 'if you go into the woods today...) You may or may not remember our year-long pond study?  Although we do not 'officially' pond anymore, the pond in question is situated in our village and so we often walk past or dander down for…

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Week 50 – Looking Back Over Twelve months of our Pond

March 2013 April 2013 May 2013 June 2013 July 2013 August 2013 September 2013 October 2013 November 2013 December 2013 January 2014 February 2014 Next Week I'll be sharing our plans for the next 12 months.

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Week 49: One Year Pond Study: Bird Study – Moor Hens

We have two resident Moorhens, who have been there each time we have visited the pond this year.  We have never seen them fly, they are there regardless of the times we go (night-time, early morning etc), they have nested and reared their young and are basically a permanent fixture at our pond. Moorhens are…

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One Year Pond Study: Week 47 – A Quick Visit and a Surprise

Here is our pond this week: Spring is finally peeking around the corner and the trees are responding afresh with buds for a new season.  It lifts one's spirits and I am so glad we have the different seasons to enjoy anew. This particular pond visit was a very quick one, crammed in on our…

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One Year Pond Study: Week 44 – Winter Ash Tree Study

I'm really enjoying these last visits to the pond.  Looking back over the year, especially over the seasonal activities we have done, it is satisfying to have a visual record of the changes that have occurred.  This post is a quick photo collage looking back on all four seasons of the Ash tree: I can…

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One Year Pond Study: Week 43 – Checking out the Overflow

Here is our pond this week: The pond seems so quiet at the moment.  There is little to report, with no gulls, two Moorhens and only four Mallards. The children went off exploring as I snapped away at the wildlife (and them): T12 has decided to write a letter to the RSPB (with whom he…

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One Year Pond Study: Week 42 – Canada Geese Study

Thank you to everyone who was praying and thinking about me, and for all your good wishes and emails (and for Phil and Vicky for looking after our five children, so Gary could come with me).  I had the scan this morning and they said it was nothing to worry about, just to keep an eye…

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One Year Pond Study: Week 41 – Ponding with Young Children

Not much has changed since last week, and as we have had Gary's parents staying with us, we haven't had the opportunity for a full study.  I thought instead I would look back over the past ten months and reflect on those things that have worked to encourage the younger two to pond along side us.…

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One Year Pond Study – Week 40: Back After a Break

This is kind of a catch up post for the few weeks I missed over the Christmas period.  During this time, although we were at the pond, we did not go camera in hand.  More likely we were passing on our way to the local shops!  However this week we managed to make a proper…

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One Year Pond Study: Week 35 – Change, Change and More Change

Welcome to week 35 of our one year pond study.  Here is our Pond this week: Yes, that is what appears to be a huge great digger right in the middle of our pond!  Here it is from another angle: Do you remember the wooden fence they built last week, cordoning off part of the…

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One Year Pond Study: Week 34 – Autumn Tree Study

Here is our pond this week: This week we did a quick tree study on our chosen tree: the Ash.  To call it a tree study is a stretch, but I took some photos for us to at least compare them to the other two seasons we've studied. Here is the Ash tree in Spring, where you…

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One Year Pond Study: Week 33 – Update on the Works at the Pond

This week at our pond: Much is changing at the pond and I am struggling to keep up!  Autumn is well and truly here, with the leaves falling off the trees, the water level rising considerably and the return of the many, many seagulls.  This could have potentially been the best season for pond study,…

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One Year Pond Study Week 32: New Visitors of the Non-Feathered Kind

Our pond this week: Our pond posts have been conspicuous only by there absence recently for which there has been a reason.  A couple of weeks ago we had a nasty (for Britain) storm and since then we have had new visitors at the pond: Although at first we thought it was to do with…

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One Year Pond Study: Week 33 – A New Face

Here is our pond this week: We had an impromptu visit to the pond this week.  Mum and I were driving home from our weekly shopping and we spotted a beautiful swan paddling about in the pond.  She quickly drove us home where we picked up the children and cameras and whizzed back down.  Swans are…

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