Ellen’s pond is teeming with life at all times of the year. In the spring the pond hosts many waterfowl nesting and migrating through the area. It has minnows, frogs, turtles, beavers, muskrats while other animals rely on the pond for water. In the summer, hundreds of birds and animals are drawn to it’s veritable smorgasbord of insects, frogs, grasses, and flowers. Pollinators like bees and butterflies rely on it for nectar and pollen. In the fall, hundreds of migrating ducks, geese and swans pause for a day or two to gain strength for the next leg of their journies. In the winter the pond becomes a new crossroads for fox, coyotes, and other predators looking for small animals and birds they can munch on. Deer are drawn to it for water, especially where the year round spring enters the pond.
Below is a rendition of the exhibit information placed by Ellen’s Pond.