Bubbling under

The late Spring has built up a backlog of energy just waiting to burst out.

Not least in The Lake.

Last year, when The Lake had just been dug, we found frogspawn in all manner of inappropriate puddles and ditches. This year the frogs seem to have got the idea and the waters are beginning to bubble and seeth.

As the sun warms the surface the tadpoles line up for aquatic sunbathing

The Snails begin to stir

and on the surface the Pondscater and Whirligig Beetles perform a dance

and this Water Beetle was spotted courting

This creature is still emerging from the winter slime

and up above green in spouting

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