I'd like to start this thread to show my (and I hope you participate, too) love for nature and wildlife. The reason I put in a pond stems from my love of wildlife. Ever since I was a kid, I've always loved it. Adding a pond, even a small one like mine, brings in nature of all kinds, and its really been great to see things in my own backyard that I wouldn't normally see on a daily basis. I enjoy camping, hiking, and canoeing, and I'd like to not only be able to share my time in nature, but to be able to see what everyone else has seen. I created this post in hopes that after a day of hiking, biking, canoeing, or camping, you come here and share what you've seen, particular animal and plant life.