|The pond is up and barely fluctuates in this wonderful wet 2014 summer. The dragonflies and their kin are happy for this and for the nearly fishless (not counting a zillion Gambusia) condition of the pond.|
The mosquito fish (Gambusia) are doing a stellar job in the main pond and every other water feature at PFHQ. I stood on the dock last night at prime mosquito time, listening to the treefrog din, and not a skeeter did I see.
I'll take gambusia over microdroplets of malathion via a mosquito control truck any day.
|The Southern Leopard Frogs on the other hand, head for the bushes, leaving the water far behind as we approach.|
This drives Coquina crazy as the frogs make a noisy exit as they leap away ... and then vanish.