With dreams of frogs and turtles and birds, we spent the day yesterday working on pond edges in the hopes that more wildlife will move in. Wouldn't it be fun, although highly unlikely (drat!), to have this Western Turtle move in, or
frogs (just no non-native bull frogs, please)...
Rocks and pea gravel were added to create a beach and to better hide the liner edges. New plants are both in the gravel and on the edges for nesting, cover, beauty, plus to bind the edges with their roots.
Bathing birds will have safer and better choices for their water depth and plant protection needs. Raccoon and deer prints are already frequently spotted at the edges.