pond ecology

Valuing Ponds
Most people know that an ecosystem is, by definition, an ecological community that, together with its environment, functions as a unit.  Fewer probably know that the word ecology comes from two Greek words:  oilcos, meaning “house,” and logos, meaning “the study of.”   Together, the word literally means “study of the home.”   The result is a word packed with meaning and power, both emotional and practical.  Its implications reach everywhere, even into the realm of watershaping and especially