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Providencia Pond

This is a fine pond, but not easy to get to. You have to cross the Guadalupe Reservoir dam and
hike about 1.5 miles with a fair amount of elevation gain; further, access to the margins of
the pond is very limited; naturally, there's all the usual thorns and poison oak to deal with.

The hike is worth the effort because the pond is ringed with milkweed, which is loaded
with aphids and their predators: Lady Beetles (various spp), Cobalt Beetles and Milkweed
Bugs. Milkweed also attracts Monarch Butterflies and their predators, Preying Mantises.

In late summer odonate breeding activity at this pond becomes intense with good numbers
of Green and Blue-eyed Darners, Black Saddlebags and various skimmers and meadowhawks.

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Robert Ballard30-Apr-2010 01:13
Very pretty
joseantonio29-Apr-2010 16:31
This semms a magical place
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