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Continuation of this thread http://www.caudata.org/forum/messages/8/79006.html?1172477844
I finally got there on saturday and found well documented nothing except Bombina v. A few weeks ago I also saw some ranid eggs but there is no larvae now. No higher aquatic plants. I`m not frustrated but I think that progress of life diversification was a little bit faster in some ponds we dug years ago.
 

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Is this the same pond you dug in september 2006? I think the effort you take in doing this is great.

Were the ponds you dug years ago inhabited by a big variety in such a short period? The place where I live, you can dig a pond and likely never see anything except for the rare straying frog.
 

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Here is an actual photo of the pond. It looks much better than last year. The bottom is already planted and I found some newt eggs. It could be cristatus, alpestris or vulgaris. I hope it`s vulgaris which is the rarest species in this region.
 

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Seven years later this little hole is still in a well condition. Cristatus and alpestris found there. Not useless job.
 

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Beautiful looking newts, such a shame Great Crested Newts are such a rare sight in the UK. Hopefully we can help them make a come back!
 

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Lovely pond and newts :happy: I love watching the L.Vulgaris, sometimes L.Helveticus and sometimes T. Cristatus in my pond, but I think Alpine Newts are very beautiful.
 

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I resuscitate this old thread again.
Here are recent photos. The pond will need quite a lot of assistance soon. At the moment it"s full of alpine larvae.
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I love seeing this! It is great that your efforts have had a great success. I'm looking forward to seeing updates on your little pond for years to come.
 
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