While not as valuable as a large wildlife pond, a mini pond in a container can attract a variety of aquatic life, as well as provide a place for birds, insects and mammals to drink.
We used a black crate that will blend in well with the surrounding areas, once filled with water. You can further disguise the crate by growing marginal plants in the pond, and small border plants at the pond edge. Adding flat rockery stones around the edge can also provide insects with opportunities to bask in the sun.
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