The usual place to find a dew pond is high up a hill near to the coast where there is lots of morning dew, but there are dew ponds on lower ground too. Dew ponds, according to the articles my Extremely Handsome Son George and I have been reading, also work in areas where there are plenty of trees providing a sheltered spot.
I could go on a bit about dew ponds and their magical ability to collect water where there is apparently none, but if you are interested in knowing more, you could read about them on the world wide web where knowledgeable persons expound knowledgeably on the subject.
I did offer to hire in an excavator, but he was having none of it! This pleased me because I can't afford to go hiring excavators, but don't tell him that.
We don't actually need to be collecting dew. EHS George is making this one to provide a home for wildlife, specifically frogs and toads, whose habitats are disappearing around here at a rather alarming rate of knots, due to the greed of land grabbing developers and the need to house all the immigrants we welcome in such vast numbers to our small island. Hang on though! Maybe we will need to collect water? But I won't go into that. This is a happy blog post.
|Mum comes to have a look.|
He still has a bit to go before the project is finished. I shall keep you updated on this.
I really hope after all the hard work that this dew pond works. However if it doesn't we can always put a liner in. It will work though.
Mia the German Shepherd loves having George home for the summer.