The duckweed in our pond keeps trying to reintroduce itself. I have a zero tolerance policy with duck weed. I will do a visual check of the pond and remove every single little green fleck of pond weed that I see. I've been doing this since last year. I don't know where the stuff is coming from. Every week there are between 5 and 20 little bits to remove.
I was scooping out the blanket weed and discovered that the newts have been busy!
I have to be very gentle and check the blanket weed carefully. These very small and delicate newt babies are living in there.
That little guy went straight back in the pond and wiggled away. No harm was done to any newtlings during the production of this blog entry.