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Might be the oxygenating plants making oxygen
Our pond got a puncture in the bottom thanks to a heron. We had to bale the whole thing out in double quick time and find temporary homes for all the plants and fish. In doing so we found that we were also playing host to dozens of toads, frogs, newts and hundreds of invertebrates such as dragonfly nymphs.
Even though you can't see them, they will be in there.
I noticed the small bubbles in the pond but could not find anything, so I went out at night with a torch and found 15 newts lying just under the surface of the water, they seem more relaxed when it's dark, hope this helps.
I had all these bubbles coming up really quite a lot the other day, I put it down to the plants. lots of the mud from the bottom started to rise to the top with them and my pond looked very murky for a day or too, but then heavy rain fell and now it's back looking clear again. I would so love to see newts too, going to go out with a torch once it's settled a bit more.
Newts breed in water but they don't spend all their time in water.
Sometimes they lurk under seed trays
Aw shucks, they are so cute
This was last summer's day time roost. On the shady side of the house, I never find any on the sunny side.
I've just found out that the site where I work has great crested newts (they've just had a survey pending a new workshop). I keep wondering if the bosses will think me mad if I ask if I can return in the evening to see if I can spot one or two!!
I see mine in the day time Clarington. Especially on warm days, they hover just under the surface of the water
The one on the right looks exactly like the metal newt on my shed door, maybe he was the model!
He was Mrs G, I've seen his contract
A metal newt? I like the sound of that
I love metal work garden ornaments I've got two snails too, packed up in a box from when we moved. They look even better when they start to rust a bit!
I'd love to but our camera is broken and my phone is awful.
I'll just have to imagine