Patio Ponds

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Consider adding a variety of plant species. Depending onrepparttar depth of your tub, place pots of plants either onrepparttar 145186 bottom or on bricks to achieverepparttar 145187 proper depth. Floating plants such as duckweed also can be added. Floating plants reducerepparttar 145188 amount of sunlight that entersrepparttar 145189 water, which helps reducerepparttar 145190 growth of algae. When adding potted plants, place a layer of stones on top ofrepparttar 145191 soil before settingrepparttar 145192 pots inrepparttar 145193 water. This will help holdrepparttar 145194 soil in place and help prevent any fish from "digging" intorepparttar 145195 pots. If you live in a cold climate, consider what you will do withrepparttar 145196 tub garden inrepparttar 145197 winter. Small tubs can be moved inside if a suitable location is available. Other tubs may need to be drained to prevent damage from freezing. Caution: Use caution and take security measures if small children have access to your pond. Even small tub gardens can be hazardous. If you intend to have a fountain or waterfall, be sure a grounded electrical outlet is available.

Above all, have fun. Water gardens provide habitat for wildlife, but also can be an enjoyable hobby for you and your family.

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Butterfly - Life Cycle Summary

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•Pupa Stage – resembles a tiny leathery pouch. A pupa is also known as a chrysalis, and is a result of “pupating”. In transforming fromrepparttar larva stage,repparttar 145185 butterfly breaks out of its exoskeleton by wiggling out of their skin. A spiny appendage appears atrepparttar 145186 bottom ofrepparttar 145187 abdomen and is calledrepparttar 145188 cremaster. The butterfly connectsrepparttar 145189 cremaster torepparttar 145190 silky pad and hangs there to rest. Many body parts are visible includingrepparttar 145191 wings, abdomen, legs, and eyes.

•Adult Stage – known asrepparttar 145192 adult butterfly.

The time length ofrepparttar 145193 development cycle ofrepparttar 145194 butterfly varies from species to species and from climate to climate (Monarch Watch). There are more than 150,000 species recognized however most of these are moths.

NOTE: All visuals have been removed.

Additonal Resources “The American Heritage® Dictionary ofrepparttar 145195 English Language, Fourth Edition” Copyright © 2000 by Houghton Mifflin

HHMI (Howard Hughes Medical Institute) “Where Do Butterflies Come From? 9/29/04

Jeananda Col, “All About Butterflies”

Monarch Watch 9/29/04

“The Lepidoptera Part 1. Butterflies” 9/29/04

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