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Urban Water-Quality Management: Wildlife in the Home Pond Garden


426-045 (HORT-126P)

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Authored by Lynnette Swanson, Extension Agent, City of Norfolk; Mike Andruczyk, Extension Agent, City of Chesapeake; Laurie Fox, Horticulture Associate, Hampton Roads AREC; Susan French, Extension Agent, Virginia Beach, and reviewed by David Close, Consumer Horticulture and Master Gardener Specialist, Horticulture, Virginia Tech

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Small home pond gardens support aquatic plants and also attract a variety of wildlife. Turtles, frogs, birds, snakes, lizards, and raccoons as well as many other animals may use these ponds. Most wildlife needs water to survive and will seek out ponds for drinking, bathing, habitat, and in some cases, reproduction.

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Publication Date

September 2, 2020