Pond Creatures

www .bugsurvey.nsw.gov.au
NSW Water Bug Survey Buglopedia Factsheets.
A really interesting document about the many creatures that would be in our pond.
buglopedia.pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.6 MB

Lots of Tadpoles - marsh frog tadpoles most likely

Frogs

http://frogs.org.au/

- South Australia, Flerieu Peninsula - http://frogs.org.au/frogs/ofSA/Fleurieu_Peninsula

 

From the Frog.org Forum there is a wealth of information.

frogs.org.au Community Forum Index -> Frog-friendly gardening

 

Turtles

http://www.australianfreshwaterturtles.com.au/

http://www.ozanimals.com/wildlife/Reptile/Freshwater-Turtles.html

 

Our Fresh water Turtles - 

Trevor, Barry, Tommy and Nev

 

Introducing - "Trev"
Introducing - "Trev"
Introducing Barry sitting on part of the resin rock/water feature
Introducing Barry sitting on part of the resin rock/water feature
Introducing Tommy, just before she went in to the pond for the first time
Introducing Tommy, just before she went in to the pond for the first time
Here is the beautiful Nev, another girl and her first paddle in her new home!
Here is the beautiful Nev, another girl and her first paddle in her new home!
And.... we can't resist a rescue!!! So here is gorgeous Harry...I know,... a girl...but we are on a trend now.But you and I know eh????
And.... we can't resist a rescue!!! So here is gorgeous Harry...I know,... a girl...but we are on a trend now.But you and I know eh????

Fish

One of our Fish - bit blurry - they are fast!
One of our Fish - bit blurry - they are fast!

We have Danios, White Clouds and Murray Rainbow Fish

From the Frog.org Forum there is a wealth of information.

frogs.org.au Community Forum Index -> Frog-friendly gardening

 

Some helpful websites:

From one of the members I have have included a couple of websites. For more sites please see the above mentioned Forum.

 

Mosquito fish are the BAD Guys: Gambusia Control Homepage 
http://www.gambusia.net/ Never introduce these fish. 

Dwarf Galaxias (Galaxiella pusilla) 
http://www.ifc.tas.gov.au/fact_sheets/galaxiella_pusilla.html 

 

Murray River Rainbow Fish 
http://www.nativefish.asn.au/rainbow.html 

Insects

 

What wonderful creature is this??? Welcome aboard!
What wonderful creature is this??? Welcome aboard!
" I'm a STICK!!! " spider when he's threatened!!!!
" I'm a STICK!!! " spider when he's threatened!!!!
Not a Fly, but we are not sure what he is!
Not a Fly, but we are not sure what he is!

I think he may be a Hover Fly- possibly solved this question yesterday 19-3-2011

Some of the Latest Creatures to visit Seed-Dish Airport!!!! One of the mightiest guests is the Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo!!! Magnificent!!!!