Welcome to the Austin Pond Society.

by | Dec 29, 2017

The Pictures Above

The pictures that are shown above are the winners of the 2019 Photo Contest and will change on a monthly basis.

THE WINNERS OF THE 2020 PHOTO CONTEST

2020 Photo Winners The Austin Pond Society is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 photo contest. The first category is: PONDS AND POND FEATURES A8- Gwenn Goulet - "Sunday Morning"First Place A11- Ike Mezger - "Marble Falls Hidden Falls" Second Place A5- Cathey Hubenthal - "Go With the Flow"Third Place 2020 Photo Winners [...]

Photo Contest 2020

PONDS AND POND FEATURES A1 A2 A3 A4 A5 A6 A7 A8 A9 A10 A11 A12 A13 A14 Voting Information UPDATE TO VOTING. Voting will be done each week starting at 2:00 pm on Saturday following each featured week and will continue until the end of the contest.Vote for your favorite photos through September 30th [...]

Photo Contest 2020

RULES & GUIDELINES Three winners will be chosen from each category. 1st Place - $50 cash prize, 2nd Place - $30 cash prize, 3rd Place - $20 cash prize You must be a member of APS in order to enter. You may win or place in a maximum of two categories. Only two winners per household will [...]

2020 Photo Contest

RULES & GUIDELINES Three winners will be chosen from each category. 1st Place - $50 cash prize, 2nd Place - $30 cash prize, 3rd Place - $20 cash prize You must be a member of APS in order to enter. You may win or place in a maximum of two categories. Only two winners per household will be [...]

Email Contact List for APS Officers

CONTACT LINKS FOR APS OFFICERS Point the cursor at the email address and use control/click aagcrep@austinpondsociety.org Julienne Smithakcarep@austinpondsociety.org Glen Hubenthaldirectoratlarge@austinpondsociety.org Cat Bilbreyfishrescue@austinpondsociety.org Jeannie Ferrierhistorian@austinpondsociety.org Glen Hubenthalhospitality@austinpondsociety.org Ted Paoneinfo@austinpondsociety.org Frank Allcorniwgs-rep@austinpondsociety.org Darren Bayoulibrarian@austinpondsociety.org Robert Max Ricemembership@austinpondsociety.org Margaret Boenekepondsitters@austinpondsociety.org Ellen Filtnesspondsitters@austinpondsociety.org Frank Allcornpondvac@austinpondsociety.org Jeannie Ferrierpresident@austinpondsociety.org Barb Lenhardtprograms@austinpondsociety.org BJ Jenkinspublicity@austinpondsociety.org Nancy Hallsecretary@austinpondsociety.org Gwenn Goulettreasurer@austinpondsociety.org Mike Pepperswebmaster@austinpondsociety.org Frank Allcorn

Sponsors for 2020

Listed below are the Sponsors for the Austin Pond Society. We encourage you to give them your business and support. You can reach them by clicking on the link to their email. If they have a website, you can reach that by clicking on their business card. YOU COULD BE ADVERTISING YOUR BUSINESS HERE. Contact [...]

APS February Meeting – 2020

A pano view of some of the Members. The Austin Pond Society held their Monthly Meeting this past Monday, February 17th at the Zilker Botanical Gardens in Austin where most of their meetings are held. The only exceptions is when they go on location to other sites such as Mayfield Park or Austin Aqua-Dome and [...]

APS January Meeting 2020 – The start of a New Year

Reeve Hobbie, Master Gardener. Austin Pond Society held its first meeting of the year and as is always the case, it was held on the third Monday of the month at Zilker Botanical Gardens. There were around forty attendees all were ready to welcome the new season. As usual, we were treated to a meal [...]

APS November Meeting and Christmas Party 2019

Some of the Members and Guests The Austin Pond Society held its final meeting of the year on November 18 in the form of a Christmas Party which was attended by around 45 members and guests. The entire evening was devoted to eating, mixing and mingling, Blue Santa and a presentation of checks to four [...]

TO PRINT ALMOST ANYTHING FROM THE SCREEN, HOLD DOWN THE CONTROL KEY AND THE P KEY AT THE SAME TIME. ON A MAC, IT IS COMMAND P.

To order extra calendars online, use this link below. Members get the first Calendar for free.

https://austinpondsociety.wildapricot.org/Sys/Store/Products/22849

THE WINNERS OF THE 2020 PHOTO CONTEST

2020 Photo Winners

The Austin Pond Society is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 photo contest. The first category is:

PONDS AND POND FEATURES

A8- Gwenn Goulet – “Sunday Morning”
First Place

A11- Ike Mezger – “Marble Falls Hidden Falls”
Second Place

A5- Cathey Hubenthal – “Go With the Flow”
Third Place

2020 Photo Winners

The second category is:

FISH

B8- Gwenn Goulet – “Hello There”
First Place

B17- Betty Burgess – Big Momma Eating Breakfast”
Second Place

B5- Cathey Hubenthal – “Follow Me to the Food”
Third Place

2020 Photo Winners

The third category is:

WILDLIFE

C11-Ike Mezger-“Rough Green Snake”
First Place

C3-Darren Bayhi – “Metamorphosis”
Second Place

C15- Bob Hannabery – “The Princess and the Frog”
Third Place

2020 Photo Winners

The fourth category is:
POND PLANTS
D13 Nancy Reinert – “Sunburst”
First Place

D3 Darren Bayhi – “A Lovely Lotus”
Second Place

D10 Rajat Agarwal – “Just Peachy”
Third Place

Voters Choice by Jack Marshall – “Warbling in the Shower

To All Austin Pond Society Members.

The latest news regarding the Corona-19 virus and the impact that it has on the Austin Pond Society is as follows.

The City of Austin has opened up the Zilker Botanical Gardens but if you want to visit, you need to go online and register a spot as they are limiting the number of people allowed in at any given time. Access to the Clubhouse is still restricted with no availability date in sight for possibly a couple more months, and depending on the latest news on the virus, even later. Consequently, any future Austin Pond Society meetings inside the building have also been cancelled until further notice. This is a sad turn of events, not just for our Members but for all other organizations that are affected by this.
PLEASE NOTE.
Uppermost in our minds is the safety of our Members and we don’t want to put anyone at risk by holding a physical meeting.

REMAINING UPCOMING PROGRAMS FOR 2020

POND SITTERS

Do you have need for someone with the right knowledge to pond sit for you while you are away on a trip or something similar? We can help out our fellow Ponders in such times of need. Because maintaining a pond is fairly specialized, it is not easy to find someone to look after the pond if you as the pond owner, want to take a trip and be away for a few days. It would be doubly nice if you knew that person is also handy enough to make any small repairs that might be needed and it would certainly give you peace of mind during your absence. Read more here on Pondsitting.

ITEMS FOR SALE.

If you are thinking of rebuilding your pond or maybe starting a new one, there are several used pond items for sale that could give you a good start and at a lot cheaper price than buying new. Skimmers, filter boxes, waterfall boxes and such do not wear out and a used item is every bit as good as a new piece for less than half of the price. Check it out.Use this link to review the items available.

FISH RESCUE/REHOME

We sometimes get requests from pond enthusiasts who for various reasons, are no longer able to take care of their ponds and water features and are looking to shut down the ponds and re-home the fish. We have a very organized crew of volunteers with all of the equipment needed to perform this task. We also find new homes for the fish among our members as we have learned by experience that there is no sale for these fish regardless of the pedigree. If you have the need for this service, use the link to learn more about it

COME AND JOIN US.

Membership in the Austin Pond Society is a wonderful way to meet other pond lovers and learn about the many joys of having a backyard pond. In addition to our regular monthly meetings where you’ll hear professionals speak on pond building, plants, fish and other wildlife. you’ll get to participate in hands-on demonstrations and give back to the community by helping us out at the Zilker Garden Center and area elementary schools where we teach and assist in building and maintaining their ponds.

  • As a member, you also receive these member-only benefits.
    POND-O-VAC – Use this link for details
    125 GALLON TRANSPORT TANK – $25 per week donation plus depositGENERAL MEETING EACH MONTH – wonderful speakers, great food and friendship with like-minded folksTHE MARKETPLACE – sign up and receive notification whenever pond equipment, Koi, goldfish and plants are being given away.POND STARS – experienced ponders can help with advice on your pond problemsAPRIL PLANT SWAP – bring a variety of plants and go home with your car full.

    MAY SPONSOR NIGHT – come and meet our APS sponsors and check out the newest products and enjoy great discounts.

    MEMBERS-ONLY EVENTS – outings to members’ ponds, garden centers, water-lily growers, fish hatcheries

    WEBSITE – contains information on all aspects of APS activities

    THE STREAM – MONTHLY CALENDAR – keeps you current with the month’s activities

    COMMUNITY SERVICE – volunteer at Zilker Botanical Garden, the Zilker Garden Festival, and the Austin Pond Tour. Participate at the annual pond cleaning at Zilker Gardens or other sites that need our assistance

  • To join – Go to the Wild Apricot link below and join on line or come to our next meeting where we take both cash and credit cards. We meet the third Monday of every month (except December) in the Zilker Garden Center on Barton Springs Rd at 6:30 pm. Our family membership is only $30.00 annually.

You must be a member to take advantage of the different services that the Austin Pond Society offers. Membership is only $30.00 for Individual and Family Memberships. Use the Form below to join

 

JOIN THE POND SOCIETY

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THE STREAM

Upcoming information about the Society

AUSTIN POND SOCIETY LIBRARY – CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO VIEW A LIST OF AVAILABLE LITERATURE.

OUR LIBRARIAN is Max Rice.

You can reach him at librarian@austinpondsociety.org

THE YELLOW BEAST POND VAC – CLICK ON THE IMAGE FOR MORE DETAILS

The Austin Pond Society has invested in a new pond vacuum that is available for Members to rent. There is also a 125 gallon holding tank that can be rented on a weekly basis. Click on the image for details

THERE ARE NEW ITEMS FOR SALE IN THE MARKETPLACE.

CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO SEE WHAT IS AVAILABLE IN THE MARKETPLACE..

Do you have any used pond or garden equipment laying around that you would like to sell, swap or give away?

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Upon completion of the form required to describe the objects, the articles will be posted on the website. They will sell quicker if you have pictures showing your articles. Please note: Any dealings that take place are between the seller and the buyer. Please read the full disclaimer posted on the Marketplace page. CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE FORM

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