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Robyn's Pond Pictures from Other People Page

Last Updated: 9/26/16

Fish
Frogs and Toads and Salamanders
Turtles
Insects
Lilypons
Giverny
Miscellaneous

These are some of the photos that people have sent me! If you have an interesting photo to add here, e-mail me. Note that many of the turtle photos are not pond-related. At the same time, some non-pond turtles are not here (box turtles mostly).

Check out my personal pond pictures page too!

Photos are arranged from newest to oldest in most cases. Photos from one section may also have been able to go in another. For example, the fish and frog photos also show the ponds in most cases. So, check out all sections!

"Hey, where are all the pictures?" To save page loading, all the photos below are accessed by clicking on the underlined words for that picture. Then, you can only look at the ones that you want!

There are many web sites out there with photos of other pond enthusiasts' ponds. Here is but one of those: http://watergarden.org/pages/index.html.

I have started my own web site for people to put up a picture and some information about their ponds at Pond Showcase.

Yes, like most of my web pages, this one needs to be divided up. Time, where fort art thou?

Fish

On 4/20/13, Karen sent this photo of a few yellowfin shiners:
Yellowfin shiners

Charles sent these photos on 5/5/12 of eggs for identification. They are perch eggs, probably yellow perch.
Perch eggs
Perch eggs
Perch eggs

Chris sent these photos of some fish on 4/25/09 that he found in South Manchester, UK. They look a little like some dace in the US. Do you know what their species is?
Unknown fish
Unknown fish
Unknown fish

On 7/25/08, Mary sent me these photos for identification. It is a male fathead minnow is full breeding attire. He has tubercles on his nose and full vertical striping. He probably has eggs under that rock ledge.
Male fathead minnow
Male fathead minnow

On 2/29/08, Andy in the UK sent me these photos of his pond and orfe.
Andy's Pond
Five Orfe in water
Two Orfe in a net
Two Orfe in a net
One Orfe in a net, on its side

Ash sent this photo of a fish from Southern California on 11/6/07. She thought it was a redbelly dace but I do not think so. I was not able to identify it using my native fish books. Do you know what it is?
Dace

On 8/26/07, Sukie in the UK sent these photos of a fish that appeared in her fish-less pond for identification. She named him/her Splash. It is a young goldfish still in the natural brown/gray/blah coloration. Sukie bought another goldfish to join Splash after I identified him/her. Splash most likely came to the pond as an egg on live plants.
Goldfish
Goldfish
Goldfish and lily pads

Strange goldfish parasite
Katherine sent this photo of a parasite that she removed from her goldfish on 7/5/07. Do you know what it is? If you do, contact me, and I will forward the information to Katherine. Two koi experts seem to think it is some sort of copepod.
She said, "I picked this off the lower lip of my goldfish. Do you have any idea what it is and how I rid the tank of them? It is about a 1/16th of an inch long. whitish with two brown barb-like things....It has a stomach and some type of whiskery mouthparts between the two barbs. Those barb things are hollow like a mosquito's sucking apparatus. Unfortunately, I am a botanist and not an entomologist, and I was hoping someone out there had seen this before. The fish are in a small pond. Please post it; maybe someone out there knows."

Di, in the UK, sent these photos on 6/8/07 of her rosy red minnows in her pond. Some of them have some darker spots which indicates a reversion back to the natural coloration of the fathead minnows.
Rosy red minnows
Rosy red minnows

Lizzie sent this photo of a 4 inch fish on 5/26/07 for identification that she found in her pond. It is an adult male fathead minnow in breeding condition.
Male fathead minnow

Hannah sent these photos on 5/17/07 of a strange fish that she found in her pond in the United Kingdom. I am not sure what species it is. It is 15 cm long. She thinks it is a loach. What do you think?
Mystery fish
Mystery fish

Mike sent these two photos on 4/10/07 of an orange goldfish in his pond with a strange white lump on it. It looks like it might be a fluid-filled cyst.
Goldfish with Lump - from above.
Goldfish with Lump - from above.

Pauline sent these photos of her goldfish on 10/12/06. The goldfish are a bit anorexic and may have medical problems but the black spotting is a color change in progress. I put these photos on my site to show what a goldfish changing color looks like.
Goldfish changing color
Goldfish changing color and two shubunkins

Kim sent these two photos on 7/20/06 for identification. They are in a lake in Ontario, Canada. I think these identifications are correct. The white stuff in the photo I think is bread.
Pumpkinseed sunfish
Albino channel catfish

Kathy sent these photos of goldfish from her pond on 9/1/06. What caught my attention is that she did not know what they were. She has many koi and butterfly koi and put in some shubunkins (calico goldfish) about 10 years ago. These fish appear to be goldfish. But, if the only goldfish were shubunkins, that is what they should be. They do not look exactly as goldfish should though. They seem to have some koi-like qualities. I am wondering if they could be the rare hybrids of koi and goldfish. What do you think? The fish that most looks koi-like to me in body shape is the bottom right fish in the last photo. The fish definitely have more than shubunkin in them. The male yellow fish has a partial hood (like an oranda) as well.
Fish, fish, fish, fish, and fish

Go to my orfe page to see nine photos of Wayne's orfe spawning in 2006!

Tanya sent a photo of this male goldfish who has obvious tubercles (those white spots) on his gill covers on 8/3/04. There is another goldfish behind him so he does not have two tails. I added this aquarium goldfish here to show that you can tell this is a male goldfish.

Dave sent me these photos of rosy red minnow eggs on the underside of a water lily leaf: eggs, eggs, and close-up of eggs.

Goldfish with an anchor worm and close-up of the anchor worm sent to my by Larry on 8/1/04. If you go to my parasite photo page you can find links to three web sites that have plagiarized this photo.

Goldfish with severe dropsy and same goldfish with dropsy sent to me by Bryan around 7/15/04.

Albino channel catfish sent to me by Jane and Larry on 7/6/04. Also, here is one of them coming to feed.

Goldfish in a pond with lilies sent to me by Chuck on 6/15/04.

Golden telescope eye goldfish sent to me by Jennie on 7/22/03. This fish was bought as a black moor but changed color. The fish is also in an aquarium not a pond but was so pretty I added the photo here too.

Underwater goldfish sent to me by Sonny on 1/28/02. This photo was taken with an underwater camera. (These are not my fish but they are beautiful)!

Frogs and Toads and Salamanders

Carol (the same one as above) sent me these photos of a bullfrog eating songbirds on 1/23/12. The photos were taken years ago.
Bullfrog eating a cedar waxwing
Bullfrog eating a robin

From the Washington, D.C. zoo on 10/2/11:
Three Eastern newts
Bullfrog in a pond surrounded by duckweed

Geneva sent this photo to me on 7/2/10. She wanted to know what the red thing hanging out of the green frog is. I did not think it was a cyst (what I thought before seeing the photo). I thought it might potentially be a rectal prolapse. What do you think?
Green frog with a problem

Angie sent this photo on 5/25/10 of a female bullfrog with interesting jet black eyes.
Bullfrog with black eyes

Cindy in Ohio sent these photos of "Popeye" the gray tree frog on 5/16/10. Popeye lost his right eye. The last photo is one of the gray tree frog babies from her pond.
Gray tree frog
Gray tree frog
Baby gray tree frog

Jenny Gitlitz sent these great photos of American toads breeding on 5/3/10. They were taken on 5/2/10 at Warren Pond in Dalton, Massachusetts.
American toads swimming around.
American toads in a large gathering.
American toad male calling
American toad male calling
American toads spawning. There are multiple pairs and eggs being laid.
American toads spawning.
American toads pair laying eggs. Notice how much larger the female on the bottom is and that the eggs are laid in long strings.

Heidi sent this photo of a wood frog on 11/3/09:
Wood frog

Patty and Morty sent these two photos of a bullfrog eating a bird on 9/13/09:
Bullfrog eating a bird
Bullfrog eating a bird
Bullfrog eating a bird

Marianne sent these two photos of a bullfrog named Carl eating a sparrow (bird) on 9/1/09:
Bullfrog eating a sparrow
Bullfrog eating a sparrow

On 5/11/09, the same Phillip as below sent a photo of his frog. It looks to be a female bullfrog.
Female Bullfrog

Phillip sent this cute photo of three bullfrogs on 5/8/09:
Three bullfrogs

On 9/28/08, Carol sent this photo of a proud bullfrog consuming a poor bird. The bullfrog's name is Budweiser.
Bullfrog eating a bird

On 8/10/08, Derek sent me this photo of a gray tree frog in Massachusetts. It has more green on it than the species that I have seen around here.
Gray tree frog

On 7/12/08, David sent these photos of a bullfrog eating a shubunkin goldfish (or maybe a calico fantail) in his pond among the water hyacinth.
Bullfrog eating a goldfish
Bullfrog eating a goldfish
Bullfrog eating a goldfish

On 4/13/08, Angela sent these photos of a salamander egg mass.
Salamander eggs
Salamander eggs

On 3/27/08, Terry sent me these photos and a video of a male green frog that has a LOT of blue on him. He is unique but not unheard of (photos of another partially blue green frog are below).
Male green frog who is partially blue, top view.
Male green frog who is partially blue next to a normal male green frog, top view
Male green frog who is partially blue, head on view.
Male green frog who is partially blue next to a normal male green frog, being held.
Male green frog who is partially blue, bottom view, being held.
Male green frog who is partially blue, bottom view being held next to a normal male green frog (the left frog).
Youtube Video of the Blue Green Frog

On 2/29/08, Bob in the UK sent me this photo of his pond with spawning frogs on it. You can see two large frogs, two large egg masses, and lots of submerged plants. I think they may be common frogs. If you think I am wrong, let me know.
Common frogs and eggs

On 1/23/08, Kurt Snyder sent these photos of a tree frog in Florida. I am not positive of the identification but I think it is a green tree frog. What is unique about it is that it has splotches of blue on it. I have green frog photos sent to me too of a green frog with similar blue splotches. If you think it is some other species, please let me know.
Green tree frog with blue splotches
Green tree frog with blue splotches
Green tree frog with blue splotches

On 12/13/07, Carl sent this photo of two gray tree frogs (I think). He found them in Pennsylvania and kept them as pets (which I do not advocate).
Two gray tree frogs

Barbara sent these photos of her female green frog on 9/24/07.
Female green frog
Female green frog

On 9/10/07, Tom sent me 19 photos of two of his young bullfrogs and two pickerel frogs (could one be a leopard frog?) that he was holding:
Bullfrog
Bullfrog
Pickerel frog
Pickerel frog
Pickerel frog
Pickerel frog legs
Pickerel frog
Pickerel frog
Pickerel frog
Pickerel frog
Pickerel frog
Pickerel frog legs
Bullfrog
Bullfrog legs
Bullfrog legs
Bullfrog legs
Bullfrog
Bullfrog
Bullfrog

Heather sent me this photo of a female bullfrog on 8/10/07:
Female bullfrog

Deby sent these photos on 8/2/07 of a frog named Pickles for identification. I think it was a female Northern leopard frog. Deby found poor Pickles, who was about 4" long, in the mouth of a snake soon thereafter. She tried to save him but it was too late.
Top view
Front view

Cheryl sent these photos of a green frog (Rana clamitans) that has blue on it on 7/10/07. The two green frogs in the photos appear to be females.
Green frogs - one with a blue head and one with a green head. They are surrounded by water lettuce.
Green frog with a blue head.
Green frogs - one with a blue head and one with a green head.
Green frogs - one with a blue head and one with a green head.

Ariel sent these photos on 7/6/07 for identification. I think it is a wood frog.
Wood frog
Wood frog

Michelle sent these three photos of amplexing American toads in her pond in Michigan on 6/8/07. The male is on the top of the female.
Mating American toads
Mating American toads
Mating American toads

On 4/27/07, Daniel sent these photos a tiny little green frog in his pond. I think it is a green tree frog.
Green tree frog - top view in hand.
Green tree frog - amongst water hyacinth.
Green tree frog - on the ground, next to a dime.

On 4/27/07, Daniel sent these photos of male toads calling in his pond. They are great photos of the males with their sacks inflated!! I think they are American toads.
Male American toad calling
Male American toad calling

Joe sent this photo of a gray tree frog (I think) on 5/7/07:
Gray tree frog

On 3/11/07, Amber sent these photos to me for identification. They are salamander eggs laid in her pond in Georgia. Three globs were resting on a shelf a foot under the water that they found when they cleaned the pond.
Salamander eggs
Salamander eggs
Salamander eggs
Salamander eggs

Chuck sent these photos of a female bullfrog on 9/4/06.
Female bullfrog
Female bullfrog
Female bullfrog
Female bullfrog
Female bullfrog

Laurie sent this photo of a bullfrog with a goldfish in its mouth on 6/13/06. She said he eventually spit it out since it was too big. I am not sure why the date on the photo says 1/15/03.
Bullfrog eating a goldfish

On 7/12/05, Dave sent me photos of a couple of green frogs were unique coloration. These anomalies have metallic blue colors. I do not know that I can believe they are real! Here is one of a solid metallic blue male green frog. Then, there are these photos of a blue splotched female green frog and another of the same female from another angle.

Here is a photo taken 6/19/01 in the Patuxent Widlife Research Center of Hylid eggs which may be cricket frog eggs and sent to me by someone wishing to have their name withheld on 8/24/04: eggs.

Here are some photos of some tree frog eggs, tadpoles, and newly morped tree frogs that Linda sent to me on 7/7/04 and 7/27/04 (for the adults). She raised them in a kiddie pool. I do not know if they are gray tree frogs (the adults do not look exactly like the ones I had) but could be any kind really:
Frog eggs
Close-up of frog eggs
Tadpoles
Tree frog
Tree frog
Tree frog and some tadpoles with legs

Chuck sent me these three bullfrog photos on 6/15/04: Bullfrog, two bullfrogs, and bullfrog.

Here are two photos of newly-morphed toads from Bill's pool cover that he sent on 5/16/04: toadlets and toadlets.

David sent me many photos of toad eggs and toad tadpoles in March 2004. Here they are: toad eggs, toad eggs, toad eggs, toad tadpoles, toad tadpoles, and a few toad tadpoles close-up.

Bullfrog eating a bird is a photo sent to me by Susan in the summer of 2003 of a bullfrog with a poor songbird in its mouth. Bullfrogs do eat birds as this shows!
Toad eggs is a photo sent to me from Richard and Debi in April 2003.
Frog is a photo of a frog sent to me by the same ponder above. I am not sure what species it is. It may be a different color phase of a male green frog.

Turtles

These are just some of the turtle photos from my turtle pages. Go to my turtle index to go to the many pages with more turtle photos. For example, on my painted turtle page I recently added some photos of large, wild painted turtles and on my turtle breeding page, I put up four photos of a painted turtle laying eggs and the resulting hatchlings.

Mimsy sent three photos of a turtle for identification on 10/3/04. I thought it was a chicken turtle but someone told me it is a cooter. Here are the top view, head view, and side view.

Michelle sent me some photos of snapping turtles hatching on 9/29/04. Here is the best one of snapping turtles hatching.

Tom sent a photo of a Florida softshell turtle in June, 2004 for identification. She was wandering in his yard. What a huge and strange turtle!

Here is a photo of three five-month-old snapping turtles that Ron sent on 5/28/04. From left to right, they are Curly, Larry, and Moe. He also sent this photo of one of them and this photo of Moe doing pushups.

Someone (I cannot find their name) sent me some photos of their turtles in early 2004. They have a male and female red-eared slider and a female painted turtle. Their names are Turbo, Grumpy or Big Momma, and Chubbly respectively. You can see the female painted turtle's head and front legs, her plastron, entire body, and top view. Here are photos of the female red-eared slider and the male red-eared slider too.

Melissa sent two photos (one I made into a close-up) of three baby turtles on 12/10/03: Close-up of baby yellow-eared slider, baby turtles - top left is the red-eared slider (I think), top right is the yellow-eared slider (used for the above close-up), and bottom is the painted turtle (I think); and baby turtles - left is the baby painted turtle (I think) and on the right is the baby red-eared slider with his reflection in the glass. You can also see a baby goldfish she used to feed the 1.5 inch babies.

Three photos of a baby red-eared slider that Julie sent to me 9/03: baby red-eared slider, baby red-eared slider, baby red-eared slider.

An adult snapper seen from the side. See those claws! This photo was sent to me by John in Maryland on 7/7/03 who wanted me to identify this guy.
An adult snapper head on. Look at the folds around her neck. That is so she can stick her head out far! Since this turtle was found wandering John's yard (see the previous photo information as this was the same turtle at the same time), it is probably a female looking for a place to lay eggs.

A male Eastern painted turtle in May 2002; the same turtle as the following photo.
An Eastern painted turtle swims around in a pond in Pennsylvania owned by Judy in the summer of 2001. A black moor swims at the top left.

Female red-eared slider that appeared at a fellow watergardener's pond in California in January 2001.

Insects

Vince in the UK sent this photo on 9/18/16 that I believe to be some species of stonefly that has just left the water. As such, the wings are not yet evident but the insect also does not look like the larvae. Correct me if I am wrong as I am not an entomologist!
Green stonefly

On 7/27/16, Elizabeth in New Hampshire sent his photo for identification. It looks similar to the caddisfly eggs at the bottom of my main insect page as well as others that I have seen.
Caddisfly eggs

On 3/28/13, KC sent these three photos of animals in a stream in Idaho for identification. The small black animals with bulbous rears attached to the stream bed and plants are blackfly larvae. There are also a lot of air bubbles which other people have often confused with eggs.
Blackfly larvae
Blackfly larvae
Blackfly larvae

Cheryle from Alberta, Canada sent this photo for identification on 10/6/10. It is a giant water bug.:
Giant water bug

Val sent this photo of a dragonfly nymph on 8/29/10:
Dragonfly larvae

Arey in New Jersey took these great dragonfly photos and posted them on my forum on 8/3/10:
Male Eastern Pondhawk
Female Eastern Pondhawk
Needham's Skimmer
Halloween Pennant

Bill and Michelle sent one photo of blackfly larvae on 8/31/08. I accidently uploaded the photos a few times.
Blackfly larvae
Blackfly larvae - larger version of the last photo
Blackfly larvae - close-up of the last photo
Blackfly larvae - close-up, different view

Karen sent these two photos on 9/1/07 of her stream with pond snails and insect larvae in the water flow. The larvae may be blackfly larvae or perhaps caddisfly larvae.
Pond snails and insect larvae
Pond snails and insect larvae

Lynne sent me a photo of a strange insect egg ring. You can see it and read information about it at the bottom of my insect index page.

On 5/28/05, Linda sent a photo of a pond insect for identification. I was not sure what it was. Going back through leftover e-mails, I finally linked this photo in on 2/3/07. The bug has some characteristics of both caddisflies (size, body shape, fuzziness) and aquatic beetle larvae (dark head, apparent pincers). It also is similar to mosquito larvae in some ways but the head seems too dark, and the tail just not right (unless it is a more rare mosquito species?). Linda said they were 4 to 9 mm in length in her new pond that did not yet have any fish in it at the time. She said they swam in a tadpole-like motion. I later saw some species of mosquito larvae that did look like this larvae so, on 7/27/07, I am noting that these are mosquito larvae. The photo had two of the bugs in it. I cropped off each bug and made it as big as possible (without compromising the ability to see it at all).
Mosquito larvae
Mosquito larvae

Amanda Karow-Faribault sent this amazing photo of a burrowing mayfly larvae on 1/20/06.

Jocelyn sent me this photo of a female giant water bug on 5/30/05 from Ennismore, Ontario, Canada. The giant water bug is female because she has an ovipositor to lay eggs (that thing that looks like a stinger).

Stuart sent me some photos of some bugs on 10/7/04 that he thought might be a threat to the fish. They were blackfly larvae which fish love to eat! Here are a single blackfly larvae, four blackfly larvae, and blackflies in the waterfall. For some reason, when removed and photographed close-up, their tell-tale fat rears semi-deflate. Here is my section on blackflies.

Predaceous diving beetle larvae sent to me by Craig on 7/17/04.
Predaceous diving beetle larvae - another view of the previous bug.
Female Dobsonfly and the same
Dobsonfly in a threatening pose sent to me by Ken on 6/21/04.

Lilypons

We went to the Koi and Wine Festival at Lilypons in Frederick, Maryland on 8/31/03. My mother took these six photos (along with others) which I finally got scanned a few months later. Since they are not of my pond animals or plants, I put them in their own category.

Victoria lilies - these are those huge amazonian lilies where the leaves are huge plates! On 11/13/04, I uploaded a larger version of this photo since it is SO pretty: Victoria lilies.
Koi - some big koi in one of their earthen ponds.
Field of lotus - a huge mass of lotus, many blooming.
Splotched tropical waterlily pads - neat pads plus one flowering white tropical day waterlily.
Lilies - a Victoria pad, blue tropical day waterlily, a small orfe, and more.
A great egret - we spent a long time trying to get a good photo of this egret that was hanging around the ponds. To try to get it to fly for a photo, I ran after it flapping my arms!

We went again to the festival on 9/2/07 and 4/25/12. There are photos on Pond Showcase.

Giverny

My brother went to France in the Fall of 2002. I speak French. I would love to visit France but probably never will due to my job (I am too indispensable) and the hundreds of animals that need me (if I could afford a pet sitter, I do not think I would trust them, nor would they be willing to put in 30-40 hours of work a week on them!). I left a message, in French, on the Giverny web site a while ago. Then, in December of 2003, I was contacted by Daniel Abel of Quebec who visited Giverny which is a town in France and also the estate of Claude Monet! Monet's gardens are incredible and central to them are his magnificent water gardens. Here are some lovely photos that Daniel sent me so we can all enjoy Giverny no matter where we are! I have included a translation of this paragraph with additions and subtractions too below in French for our French-speaking friends so they can enjoy it as well. The photos are after the next French part.

Bonjour mes amis francophone! Mon frère est allé à France l'automne de 2002. Je parle français après avoir l'étudier pour 10 ans. Si vous découvrez des problèmes avec mon français, vous pouvez me le dire via help 'at' fishpondinfo.com. Je voudrais faire une visite à France mais je ne le fera pas à cause de mon travail (je suis trop importante) et mon tas d'animaux qui as besoin de moi (si je pourrai payer pour une gardienne d'animaux, je ne pense pas que je me la fierai, ni la gardienne voudrais marcher pour 30-40 heures par semaine comme moi!). J'ai écris un message sur le site de Giverny il y a un fois. Le décembre 2003, M. Daniel Abel de Québec m'a donné un coup de "e-mail." Il a fait une visite à Giverny qui est une ville en France et aussi la domaine de Claude Monet! Les jardins de Monet sont incroyable et surtout les bassins. Voici des photos que Daniel m'a envoyé. Alors, nous pouvons les partager avec le monde!

Giverny - pond with lilies and a weeping willow / un bassin avec des lys et un saule de Babylone
Giverny - wisteria-covered bridge / le pont
Giverny - alley of flowers / un passage avec des fleurs (Capucines)
Giverny - pond with a bridge covered in wisteria / un bassin avec un pont
Giverny- pond with lilies / un bassin avec des néphéas
Giverny - pond with azaleas / un bassin
Giverny - pond with azaleas / un bassin et une tonnelle
Giverny - a big pond with lilies / un grand bassin avec des lys

Daniel kept sending me more photos! So many! Here are 12 more I put on this site!
Daniel m'a envoyé si beaucoup de photos! Voici 12 autres!

Giverny - pond with lilies / un bassin avec des lys
Giverny - pond with lilies and weeping willow / un bassin avec des lys et un saule de Babylone
Giverny - pond with lilies seen through weeping willow leaves / un bassin au travers d'un saule de Babylone
Giverny - pond with lilies / un bassin avec des lys
Giverny - pond with lilies and weeping willow, a great photo / un bassin avec des lys et un saule de Babylone, un bon photo
Giverny - pond with lilies and boat / un bassin avec des lys et un bâteau
Giverny - pond with lilies and weeping willow / un bassin avec des lys et un saule de Babylone
Giverny - pond with lilies / un bassin avec des lys
Giverny - pond with lilies / un bassin avec des lys
Giverny - pond with lilies / un bassin avec des lys
Giverny - pond with lilies / un bassin avec des lys
Giverny - pond with lilies / un bassin avec des lys

Miscellaneous

Here are some general pond photos in order from oldest to newest (unlike most of my other sections; somehow I got it backwards.):

From Chuck on 6/15/04: Fish pond and fish pond. Notice the PVC pipes in the bottom for the fish to hide in.

From Frank on 7/5/04 of a cute preformed pond (two parts): Pond fish and entire pond.

Daxe sent a photo of a trapdoor snail next to her babies in an aquarium on 8/2/04. The snail had recently been in a pond, hence all the algae growing on her.

Here is a photo of Herb's pond that he sent to me on 8/7/04.

Terry sent me five photos of a really neat pond on 8/26/04. There is not a traditional filter but a pile of rocks that water runs down. The falls themselves provide some biological filtration but the pond could still use a real filter. Here are the photos:
The waterfall being built
The entire pond being built
Some goldfish and water hyacinth
The entire pond in action
The pond and some flowering tropical water lilies

I think this photo is from Brian on 5/17/05 but I am not positive. Here is the nice pond. He sent other photos but they are large so I have not gotten to them (and cannot seem to find them in my overloaded e-mail).

You can see photos of Sheila's nice, very tropical pond on her site.

Cheryl sent this photo of her nice new pond on 6/18/05: Iris pond.

Chris sent me a lot of photos of 6/22/05 and a few days later (6/28/05 I think) of his pond. He moved into a new home with an existing pond. The pond kept getting dirty. It turns out that grass with dirt was planted within the liner area and would wash in easily. He redid the pond. Here are the before photos:
Chris' pond
Chris' pond and dog
Chris' pond
Chris' pond
Chris' pond from a distance and dog
Here are two photos after he fixed it up (yes, there is exposed liner which he hopes to hide later). He built a wood frame to hold up the liner higher around the edge.:
Chris' pond
Chris' pond and new edging

Sharon sent photos of apple snail eggs on 7/7/05: snail eggs and close-up of snail eggs. She then sent a few photos of the yellow apple snails actually laying the eggs on 7/13/05: two apple snails and three egg cases and two apple snails and three egg cases again from another angle. Water hyacinth is on the pond's surface.

Tyler sent me this darling photo of his daughter Byrn by her pond on 7/19/05:
Byrn's Pond

To see a photo of a water snake eating a bluegill, go to my snake page.

Valerie sent this photo of her little pond on 7/3/06. It is discussed here on my forum.

I put up 57 photos, mostly related to ponds, taken at Ladew Topiary Gardens on my other site, Pond Showcase.

Chuck sent these photos of a snake that he found in his pond filter on 9/7/06. He thought maybe it was a copperhead, and I was not sure. The Maryland DNR told him that it is a Northern watersnake. While they are not venomous, they are aggressive.
Northern watersnake
Northern watersnake

On 4/26/07, I went to a petting zoo where they had also moved some things from the old Enchanted Forest amusement park. They built a pond which you can see in the distance. I have included the photo to show how NOT to make a pond with exposed liner showing. The pond has little water movement, no filtration, no plants, no animals, and a lot of dead earthworms in it for now. I would have taken close-up photos but my camera's batteries promptly died.
Clark's Farm Pond

Joy sent me this photo of an "egg mass" to be identified on 5/31/07. I think it is a bryozoan colony. It is a rather large one that was at the water's surface, attached to a branch. They took it out of the water for the photo. I thought I had seen photos of similar colonies on the internet but now cannot find them. If you have further information about bryozoans or these photos, let me know.
Bryozoan
Bryozoan - close-up of the individual animals in the colony from the above photo

Candy sent this photos of a water snake in her pond on 5/30/07. I am not sure which species it is. It might be a Southern water snake or Nerodia fasciata or maybe a brown water snake or Northern water snake. They all look so similar! Enature lists 11 water snake species in the US here. There is also a neat spider in the photo.
Water snake

I put up nine photos relating to water and waterfowl, taken at Dutch Wonderland on my other site, Pond Showcase.

I took these photos on 7/29/07 at Land of the Little Horses of their pond there.
Pond
Pond
Waterlily flower - close-up

On 9/2/07, we went to Lilypons. There are eight photos on Pond Showcase here.

On 9/14/07, we went to the National Zoo. There are 85 photos on this page. Only about 10 are pond related.

After the zoo, we went to Clyde's restaurant. Five photos of their pond can be seen on this page on Pond Showcase.

On 11/9/07, we went on a trip to the Catoctin park, Cozy Inn (which has ponds), and Catoctin zoo. Go to this page for photos and videos.

On 12/1/07, we went to a koi party, and I took a few photos in the dark of the largest and fanciest koi pond I have ever seen and their indoor pond as well on this page.

Adam sent these photos of his pond being built on 12/17/07.
Hole for the pond
Liner in
Golden rainbow trout in the pond
Pond surface

On 1/3/08, Tina sent these three photos of her formal pond. She was asking about the green water which is common in ponds without plants.
Tina's pond
Tina's pond
Tina's pond

On 1/9/08, Jeff sent this photo of his pond.
Jeff's pond

On 2/2/08, Ernie sent this photo of his interesting black bitumen formal pond in Cape Town, South Africa. The pond was hot, and koi were dying when he asked for advice.
Ernie's Pond

On 6/19/08, Chance sent this photo of his pond. Note the exposed liner that could have been hidden if a shelf had been built in to the pond.
Chance's pond

On 6/25/08, Ray sent these photos of his pond.
Ray's pond - note the pickerel weed
Ray's pond - note the variegated sweetflag
Ray's pond
Ray's yard

Allen sent these photos of "frog eggs" from Kansas to be identified on 10/9/08. They are bryozoans.
Bryozoans
Bryozoans
Bryozoans
Bryozoans

Joaquin took this amazing photo under the microscope of pond snail embryos six days after the eggs were laid. They were moving around in the eggs. You can see their eyes. I forgot the date but it must have been around 10/08.
Pond snail embryos
Pond snail embryos - a close-up of some of them from the top of the previous photo

On 11/15/08, Peggy sent this photo of a large whitish worm around 10-12 inches in her pond with salamanders. We were not able to identify it. Horsehair worms are the only ones I know that get that big but all the ones I read about are dark in color and very skinny. Do you know what it is?
Pond worm

On 1/19/09, Valerie sent this photo of a dark round ball that she found in her pond. She wanted to know what kind of eggs it might be but it is not eggs. I am not sure what it is (plant material, seed ball, algae, moss, bryozoan, etc.) but guess it may be a kind of bryozoan that I have yet to see.
Pond ball

Roj sent this photo of his pond in the Spring of 2009. I lost the e-mail and details but here is the photo:
Roj's Pond

On 6/22/09, Roger sent this great (photo-wise not situation-wise) photo of a great blue heron at his pond:
Great blue heron at a pond

On 7/31/09, Elizabeth sent this photo of some kind of pond eggs. I think they may belong to some kind of insect. Do you know what they are? I have seen similar eggs in a ring like that before. She says, "These were found attached to a ladder in to the lake from a dock, at about 2' depth of water. The longer loop of gel, in the photo, is 2-2.5" long. The lake is in Franklin County, NY foothills of the Adirondacks."
Unknown eggs

My family went to the Baltimore Conservatory without me on 4/1/10 and took this photo of an indoor pond and waterfall there.
Conservatory Pond

We went to Washington, DC on 4/8/10, and I took these photos of ponds there.
Pond at the National Museum of the American Indian. This is their natural pond. I can see cattails, water lilies, and a male mallard duck out there.
Waterfall - the waterfall out in front of that same museum. I caught a bird in mid-flight!
Waterfall - me standing in front of the big waterfall at the Indian Museum.
Ornamental pond inside the United States Botanic Garden.
Golden club in bloom outside the United States Botanic Garden in a pond there.

On 5/21/10, Betsy in North Carolina sent these photos of a worm for identification as well as a few others. It may be a horsehair worm.
Pond worm
Pond worm and backswimmers
Tadpole and dragonfly larvae
Fishing spider - Dolomedes triton

Kevin sent this photo of apple snail eggs at a pond on 6/7/10:
Apple snail eggs

Pond at the Maryland Zoo on 8/19/10, 100% covered in duckweed.

Valerie sent this photo of her pond on 8/29/10:
Val's pond

Scott in Alabama sent this photo of an "egg" in a jar to be identified on 10/25/10. It is a bryozoan.
Bryozoan

Randy sent a photo of his pond on 11/29/10:
Randy's pond

From the Washington, D.C. zoo on 10/2/11:
Pond with waterlilies

Stacy in Maine sent these photos on 9/2/16 for identification. It is a bryozoan colony.
Bryozoan out of the water.
Bryozoan in the water.

Go to Robyn's personal pond pictures page too for a ton of photos!


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