We have a pond on campus. It is right near the Architecture building. Remind me to talk about the Architecture building someday, it is rather interesting. Anyway, this pond on campus has never had any wildlife in it that I've been able to see in the whole 3+ years I've been here. I've really looked because ponds, water features and lakes/streams/creeks, etc are some of my favorite things. Add a bit of wildlife and I'm hooked.
But, this pond didn't have any wildlife.
No heron type birds (we have several varieties here in Houston)
Not even any snakes but than I haven't really looked for those. *shudder*
I blamed it on the chemicals that the facilities people put into the water to keep the algae and mosquitoes at bay.
Until recently that is, now the pond seems to be crawling with animal life.
There are ducks and herons some days.
There are fish and from what I hear really big ones.
And, there are turtles. Who seem very tame. Which leads me to believe that the students are feeding them.
Thankfully I still haven't seen any snakes.