Friday, May 9, 2008

'Did You Know' Archives

One of the benefits of creating this blog was that it prompted us to do a bit of further research on some of the animals and plants in and around the pond. I repeatedly run across some interesting facts and figures or comments that explain some behavior we have witnessed. We decided to add a 'Did You Know?' item to the sidebar to pass along some of the interesting tib-bits of information we run across. You never know when you might be able to drop one of them into a conversation and instantly appear to be an expert on the subject.

We plan to change the 'Did You Know?' periodically, but wanted to keep the old ones in case future visitors might enjoy reading them. We decided to create this more-or-less permanent post where we could place the old entry when it is retired.

Female bass can lay up to 100,000 eggs at a time and then the male bass generally takes over and guards the eggs and young fish immediately after they are hatched.
(If you had just laid 100,000 eggs you would probably want Mr. Mom to take over for a while, too.)



The green heron is one of the few birds to use tools in their search for food. They will sometimes drop a bit of food (or something that looks like potential food) into the water and stand patiently waiting for their prey to come to them to check it out.

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