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So I have dug a sloping area in my backyard for a small amphibian pond, I will keep this thread updated with my progress. You cannot tell from the photos, but It has a total of about 8 inches of slope, the deepest at the center.



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This is a lovely project. I am looking forward to seeing what takes advantage of your new pond. Do keep adding photo's



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Interesting. Will it retain water without pond liner ?



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This was just after a dug it, I have since put a heavy duty, waterproof, sunproof, tarp as a cheap liner.



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The tarp is in, 2 rains have happened this is what the future breeding grounds are looking like:
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Have you got any small branches/ twigs in there as well? And maybe some places for them to hide around the outer edges, like bark/ wood/ rocks.. I am really looking forward to seeing what turns up here, and I may be getting a little carried away with this

What caudates would you expect to come and use your pond, it might be a bit of fun ( for me) to make a little list here of what you might find on this post.

Also, if you make a little note of the weather conditions and dates of when you see any animals and when they breed, I would find that really interesting. And don't forget the photo's

I'll stop now as I feel maybe I'm being a tad demanding



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Well, based on what is in my area, definitely American Toads, Fowler's Toads, Cope's Gray Treefrogs. Also a possibility of spring peepers, pickerel frogs and pine woods treefrogs.



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