On the frog pond front, only one momma wood duck has prepared a nest. This is terribly late, and I'm wondering if the early spring, and hot weather turned off their hormones.
I'm happy to note that one female was on the pond, and she's laid 8 eggs (more or less!). You can see Daisy looking for her chipmunk friend. I also managed to find some poison ivy near the wood duck nesting box. sigh.
It was a busy day, the other day. I replaced two hose reels, after researching them for through sales flyers. This one on the back of the house. We are only watering judiciously.
There is an engineering error in #2. Both the hose and the reel are made by Yardworks. When the hose is rolled up, it blocks the flow. I've been trying to undo it only a bit, to water the goldfish pond nearby, but I have to unreel the entire hose. I snipped off the black protector, and it sits better now. Silly engineers!
I was serenaded by three tree frogs in the dead elm beside me as I worked, as well as the tree frog that inhabits the water barrel. I took him out once, but he seems to find bugs inside the barrel!