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Leaning logs in a wildlife pond

A few days ago I installed a lovely little pond, somebody suggested to me it would be a good idea to put two logs on the side of the pond (long thin ones) which are sloping in and this would help creat a 'benificle habitat' and would help with frogs and birds getting in/out of the pond. Can anyone comment on whether or not it's worth doing this? I have two small logs which can be rested on the edge of the pond leaning in (so it goes a little below the water surface) 
Thank you - kind regards Christopher 

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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 18,347

    I CAN'T HELP YOU WITH YOUR POND CHRISTOPHER BUT AS A PARTIALLY SIGHTED PERSON WHO IS STRUGGLING TO READ MUCH ON THIS FORUM I WOULD LOVE TO KNOW HOW YOU GOT THE DIFFERENT STYLE OF TYPE ON YOUR POST.

    ANY IDEAS?

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • We have a couple of logs at the side in our pond - as well as plants overhanging the water. Unfortunately our pond is a rigid type so there isn't a natural slope for creatures to walk into the pond - just sheer sides so the logs act as a footing for any hedgehogs to climb out of the pond (or in) if they should fall in.

  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 ManchesterPosts: 5,150

    SORRY TO BUTT INTO YOUR THREAD WITH NO INFO ABOUT WILDLIFE PONDS CHRIS BUT JUST WANTED TO AGREE WITH PANSYFACE.

    I LIKE IT.... I LIKE IT A LOT.

    DANIEL & NORA.

    PLEASE CAN WE HAVE THIS ?SAME AS CHRIS DID. image  

  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,234

    Plant Pauper.

    As my grammar and spelling are atrocious I mostly tend to write out what I want to post on a word document then cut and paste to the forum. It was different in my previous post as I came across the word carburetor and went to my word document for a spell check and continued writing. It was only when I posted my note that I realized the size was different.

    I suppose you can add any style of writing and fonts to suit.

    I asked someone this a while back for PF and here's his answer.

  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,234

    How would you spell it?

  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 18,347

    I THINK IT HAS TWO Ts BUT AS I DON'T EVER HAVE TO USE THE WORD I DON'T REALLY MIND.

    BACK TO LOGS FOR CHRIS.

    THANKS FOR THE INFO PP.image

    BACK TO LOGS FOR CHRIS.

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 10,740

    carburettor (English spelling) the other one is US/Canadian.

    This dragged and dropped from a Word document in Font Rockwell Extra Bold 20pt.

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 18,347

    I NEED TO PUT MY FINGERS IN MY EARS TO READ THAT.

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • a1154a1154 Posts: 844

    Hi, definitely worth doing the benefits are for some species of dragonfly, they will lay their eggs there.

  • The_herpetologistThe_herpetologist West YorksPosts: 481

    There is only a need to create an escape route using a log if your pond has steep sides and no gently sloping edges. Otherwise, the best place for your logs is beside the pond where is will break down and provide a much needed habitat for all kinds of beasties and, if you are lucky, amphibians.

    Pond plants can do the same job. You can use trailing plants such as Mazus Blue which both look pretty and provide a useful escape route for amphibians.

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