The water level in the pond is holding its own, as today’s thunderstorms compensate to some extent for the previous weekend’s sunshine and high temperatures. Not that it wasn’t a very enjoyable weekend!
But regardless, azolla is continuing to creep insidiously across the surface. It’s a regular problem although how far the pink blanket spreads varies from year to year. We do try to remove it manually although we are restricted as to when we can work in the pond because of the presence of our protected great crested newt.
But the baby moorhens don’t seem too bothered by it as they paddle around, scuttling away for shelter when approached.