Wednesday, April 13, 2011

more backyard wildlife

we also house a small redeared slider in the backyard. we have a large pond in the breezeway but opted for a simple stock-tank pond in the back. i love these images of the stock-tank pool at big bang studio that were circulating around the internet a year or so ago. while we already have a pool - a stock-tank makes a lovely water feature too.


we run a simple electric pump in it. like this one. i had wanted to go solar - but couldn't find one with the power to keep a turtle pond clean. we filled it with large rocks for her to hide and bask on from local shop Jacobi Building Materials. we also stock it with a few aquatic plants, and fish.

i love the sound of running water alongside the multitude of birds our backyard attracts. the turtle seems to like it too.


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