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    Alisonvalley

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    Hi all. Retired 2 years ago and moved from one side of Virginia's Blue Ridge to the other -- from a region of sandy soil and no rocks, to quite a bit of clay and rocks every time you put a shovel in the dirt. Our former house was nestled against a large natural area, and our pond helped attract a wide variety of bird, butterfly, lizard and wildlife. Now we're in town and while I accept I won't have such diversity here, I gotta do better than scraggly lawn, english sparrows, and cabbage white butterflies!
    Here is my old pond. I liked it, but could have done better concealing the liner and running the pump tubing. Will start a new post with ideas for this new house's pond soon. Thank you!
     

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    Nice pond:) Welcome to the forum.
     
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    Howdy!
     
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    Welcome, we're glad you've joined us :)
     
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    My grand parents on my fathers side had a farm in Culpeper, VA. We could see Pony Back Mtn...part of the Blue Ridge Mtns...from their front porch. Such a beautiful area.
     
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    JBtheExplorer Native Gardener

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    Welcome @Alisonvalley! Native plants will help you attract all sorts of cool things! Combine them with a pond and you'll have a great little habitat!
     
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    Welcome!
     
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    Mmathis TurtleMommy

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    Hello and welcome to our group! And welcome to the "joys" of working in clay, LOL! I'll have to keep an eye out for your new pond build thread!
     
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    Living in town need not inhibit wildlife. I live in the city of Baltimore (and it's not nearly as bad as everyone thinks; I like it quite a lot, actually), and I have had the following visit my pond, which has only been up and running since October: opossum, frogs, oodles of songbirds, a hawk (sitting on the edge for quite a long time, much to my chagrin), and just last week, a large barred owl. I've also had foxes in my yard as well as raccoons, but I haven't seen those at the pond yet. Which is good. I have noted more frequent visits by birds and squirrels since the water feature has been up and running. All of which is to say, the pond will bring whatever wildlife is about, which is probably more than you think is in town. I hadn't seen an owl in my neighborhood before, ever.
     
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    Welcome to the forum :)
     
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    addy1 water gardener / gold fish and shubunkins Moderator

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    Welcome , U can attract wild life with a nice water garden
     
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    thank you everyone for the welcome and kind encouragement. Will start posting soon!
     
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    Oh, my, I just came across your "native" thread -- 66+ pages! Yay!

    edited to add: I meant this as a reply to JBtheExplorer's post. Will get the hang of this soon...
     
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    welcome and love the area where you live and I have been there to visit your water garden center .They also have an online websight and they offer classes for free .
     
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