Well I opened the box today to check on those tiny rescued Mason bee eggs. To my surprise some had actually hatched and seemed quite healthy munching on their pollen packets. I counted three but there may be more. I’m not quite sure what to do with them after they cocoon. Do I put them in the fridge until next April or let them alone and let them hatch this year. I’ve got some more research to do.
This was my first wildlife pond. Frogs stop off here but so far have not spawned, just as well because it has become the home of hundreds of Smooth newts. Just sit quietly for a couple of minutes and the water comes to life with mating and spawning newts.
The bars were put on many years ago when my boy was very little to stop him falling in. However, it’s not very deep as I have placed large sandstone rocks everywhere.
Some of these frogs are tiny and must be one or two years old. So far no frogs have spawned in this wildlife pond even though it attracts them over the year. The pond is three years old so is still quite new.