Over the last few weeks, we have been working on our pond here in ‘Trelugga’ and have now made it very pretty with stones that run all the way around the edge! We also have been on a foraging trip to collect water-plants from a nearby pond owned by a good neighbour, Farmer Bosustow. These include various types of reeds, irises and water oxygenising plants to encourage wildlife and algae to thrive. We have already spotted tadpoles, water beetles and, most exciting of all, a newt! When summer comes we hope also to have lots of dragonflies and damselflies milling around, as we did last year. Of course, last year it was also a big hit with the ‘Trelugga’ swallows and it was a common sight to see them flitting down to drink, gather mud and snap up tiny insects around the pond.