Would you like to exert god-like control over an environment and its resources? Well, you should get a pond.
By adding even a small watergarden to your property, you can learn lots about the fragile balance of a vital ecosystem. To ensure a healthy biodiversity, you will need to monitor and manage many different variables.
Over time you will also develop positive personality traits like humility and patience, since nature works on its own timetable and to its own set of priorities.
Owning a pond can be a lot of work, but extremely rewarding.
Step 1: Lesson 1 - Biodiversity / Pond Residents
Once you add a pond or water feature to your property, you will be amazed at how quickly you become the popular neighborhood hot spot for critters. Everybody loves water.
However, with great gifts comes great responsibility. If you invite all of these creatures to your house, you'd better be ready to be a good host.