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.

Board Members for 2020

For a link to the ByLaws Under the Revised ByLaws, the Board is made up of three Officers, President, Secretary and Treasurer. The revised ByLaws allow for up to six Directors with the Board having the ability to decide on an annual basis, which Directors to appoint for the upcoming year. The positions selected for [...]

Austin Pond Society October Meeting 10-21-2019

Deena Spelman from Bastrop Botanical Gardens This was the last of the instruction meetings that the Austin Pond Society held for this year 2019. There is one more meeting in November but it is devoted entirely to our end of year celebrations and Christmas Party. There were around 35 members and guests that attended and [...]

APS September Meeting 2019

The food line... Once again, on the third Monday of the month, regular as clockwork, the Austin Pond Society held it's monthly meeting at the usual place, Zilker Botanical Gardens Meeting room. The meeting was attended by 40 members all of whom enjoyed Chinese from one of our Sponsors, Bamboo Bistro. The food was delicious [...]

APS August Meeting 2019

Getting ready for the meeting. The third Monday of the month saw us once again at Zilker Botanical Gardens Clubhouse for our usual Austin Pond Society Meeting. This was attended by exactly 40 members a couple of whom were brand new. Welcome to you from this friendly group of "Ponders". As usual, the first thing [...]

APS July Meeting, 2019

The food line at the meeting. The Austin Pond Society held it monthly meeting this past Monday, July 15 at the usual place, Zilker Botanical Gardens which was attended by 38 guests and Board Members. The evening meal comprised of Pizza and all of the fixin's supplied by the Members. There was enough food to [...]

Austin Pond Society June 2019 Meeting

Some of members that were present This meeting was dedicated to a review of the recent Pond Tour held on June 1-2, 2019 where some of the owners that came to the meeting were presented with a plaque comprising of a picture of their pond that they had on display. Not all of the owners [...]

Austin Pond Society 25th Pond Tour for 2019

Yellow Crowned Night Heron nest with three babies. The Austin Pond Society held their annual pond tour over the weekend of June 1-2 returning after missing out on having a tour last year, 2018. The size of the tour was also cut back to a more manageable number easily covered on each day, Saturday for [...]

Austin Pond Society May Meeting 2019

The Austin Pond Society held their May Meeting this past Monday which was attended by around 40 of its Members. This meeting was a combination of Speaker Presentation and as it is also the last meeting before the Tour, a lot of time was dedicated to wrapping up the final details which included handing out [...]

APS April Meeting 2019

The view out of the back window looking towards Zilker Park and the City of Austin. With frightening regularity, the calendar once more moved to the third Monday of the month bringing with it, the Austin Pond Societies Monthly Meeting held as usual in the Zilker Botanical Gardens Clubhouse. This meeting was our Annual Plant [...]

APS March Meeting 2019

The third Monday of the month around 6:30 pm and it's time for another Austin Pond Society Meeting held at the usual place, Zilker Botanical Gardens. There were around 35 members who showed up to be treated to a meal of Chinese food from one of our sponsors, Bamboo Bistro. Reeve Hobbie, Master Gardener They [...]

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

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

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 using their assigned category letters and numbers. (For example: A7, B3, C4, D5) Email your choices to programs@austinpondsociety.org
THE SECOND GROUP OF PHOTOS ARE FISH.
Numbers are at the bottom of each photo.
B1
B1

B3

THE SECOND GROUP OF PHOTOS ARE FISH.
Numbers are at the bottom of each photo.
B4.

B5

B8

B11
B11

B16

B17

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 using their assigned category letters and numbers. (For example: A7, B3, C4, D5) Email your choices to programs@austinpondsociety.org
THE THIRD GROUP OF PHOTOS ARE WILDLIFE.
Numbers are at the bottom of each photo.
C1

C3

C5

C8

C9

C11

C15

C18

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 using their assigned category letters and numbers. (For example: A7, B3, C4, D5) Email your choices to programs@austinpondsociety.org
THE FOURTH GROUP OF PHOTOS ARE POND PLANTS.
Numbers are at the bottom of each photo.

D1

D3

D4

D5

D8

D10

D11

D12

D13

D18

D19

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 using their assigned category letters and numbers. (For example: A7, B3, C4, D5) Email your choices to programs@austinpondsociety.org

THIS IS THE LAST OF THE CATEGORIES AND THE PICTURES ALL OF WHICH ARE OUTSTANDING. GET YOUR VOTES IN ASAP TO THE EMAIL ADDRESS LISTED ABOVE.

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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