The Pond at the End of our Garden

by Anne Napthine and Paula Tomlinson.  Ever since the Barbican Wildlife Group began working in our Fann Street Garden, we have discussed the need for a pond – to attract more wildlife – provide water for small birds – and a safe haven for our Barbican frogs (yes, there are a good number of them!), and to attract new species. How do we know we have frogs in the garden? When Beth Tilson comes to scythe the meadow, volunteers spend a lot of time chasing and catching frogs (up to 8 during one session) and placing out of the way of the swishing blade. With the materials provided by the … [Read more...]