The Frogs Who Wanted a King. The log thrown down by Jupitor in answer to the frogs' request for a king.

Aesop's Fables

The Frogs Who Wanted a King. The log thrown down by Jupitor in answer to the frogs' request for a king.

The Frogs Who Wanted a King. The stork sent by Jupitor in answer to the frogs' request for a king.

Aesop's Fables

The Frogs Who Wanted a King. The stork sent by Jupitor in answer to the frogs' request for a king.

The picture describes the story of a man who traveled across a frozen stream and, as a result, fell into the icy water. He was too trustworthy of appearances and did not realize that the ice was too thin to walk upon.

Appearances are Often Deceitful

The picture describes the story of a man who traveled across a frozen stream and, as a result, fell…

A Bay-bar completely cutting off a bay and converting it into a closed shore-pond. South Shore of Marthas Vineyard

Bay-bar

A Bay-bar completely cutting off a bay and converting it into a closed shore-pond. South Shore of Marthas…

The pupa of the Dytiscus genus.

Great Diving Beetle

The pupa of the Dytiscus genus.

An illustration of a bird and frog.

Bird & Frog

An illustration of a bird and frog.

An illustration of a group of six children, four girls and two boys, ice skating on an open pond in the winter.

Six Children Ice Skating on Pond

An illustration of a group of six children, four girls and two boys, ice skating on an open pond in…

An illustration of children swimming in a pond near a man rowing a boat.

Children Swimming

An illustration of children swimming in a pond near a man rowing a boat.

The Luck of Lun Chun Foo: An Oriental Fish Story.1. Rising to the bait.

Fishing with Lun Chun Foo 1

The Luck of Lun Chun Foo: An Oriental Fish Story.1. Rising to the bait.

The Luck of Lun Chun Foo: An Oriental Fish Story.2. A bite.

Fishing with Lun Chun Foo 2

The Luck of Lun Chun Foo: An Oriental Fish Story. 2. A bite.

The Luck of Lun Chun Foo: An Oriental Fish Story.3. Caught.

Fishing with Lun Chun Foo 3

The Luck of Lun Chun Foo: An Oriental Fish Story. 3. Caught.

The Luck of Lun Chun Foo: An Oriental Fish Story.4. Landed.

Fishing with Lun Chun Foo 4

The Luck of Lun Chun Foo: An Oriental Fish Story. 4. Landed.

An illustration of two young boys; one is fishing, the other is sitting on a fence.

Young Boys Fishing

An illustration of two young boys; one is fishing, the other is sitting on a fence.

An illustration of a frog ice skating on a lake wearing a hat and jacket.

Frog Ice Skating on Lake

An illustration of a frog ice skating on a lake wearing a hat and jacket.

A frog pond in the winter

Frog Pond

A frog pond in the winter

An illustration of a frog sitting on the bank of a pond and scratching his head.

Frog Sitting on Bank and Scratching Head

An illustration of a frog sitting on the bank of a pond and scratching his head.

An illustration of a frog sitting on the bank of a pond looking out into the water.

Frog Sitting on Bank Looking at Pond

An illustration of a frog sitting on the bank of a pond looking out into the water.

The Great Crested Grebe (Lophæthyia cristata) is a fresh-water, migratory, diving bird of the family Podicipidæ. It has a duck-like body, brownish and white plumage, long neck, short wings, no tail, and large, flattened toes furnished with lobate membranes serving the purpose of webs. Most of its life is spent in fresh water  lakes and ponds, but in winter and during migration, it often resorts to the sea. It is an excellent diver. The nest is made of rushes and other aquatic plants and usually floats on the water, being loosely anchored to weeds and grass. It is found in nearly all parts of Europe and Asia.

Great Crested Grebe

The Great Crested Grebe (Lophæthyia cristata) is a fresh-water, migratory, diving bird of the family…

An illustration of a group of people yelling at a man in a pond.

Group Yelling at Man in Water

An illustration of a group of people yelling at a man in a pond.

An illustration of a young adult couple ice skating on a pond.

Ice Skating

An illustration of a young adult couple ice skating on a pond.

An illustration of a lake scene with people walking.

Lake Scene

An illustration of a lake scene with people walking.

A common snail of stagnant ponds.

Limnaea Elodes

A common snail of stagnant ponds.

Building and duck pond at the London Zoological Gardens, 1845.

London: Zoological Gardens

Building and duck pond at the London Zoological Gardens, 1845.

The common species of left-handed snail of brooks and ponds.

Physa Heterostropha

The common species of left-handed snail of brooks and ponds.

Frogs and snails

Pictorial divider

Frogs and snails

A common pond and river snail. Side and bottom views.

Planorbis Trivolvis

A common pond and river snail. Side and bottom views.

Diagram showing how plants fill ponds from the sides and top.

Pond Diagram

Diagram showing how plants fill ponds from the sides and top.

Depicts people relaxing on a lake, canoeing, powerboting, and diving.

Lake Recreation

Depicts people relaxing on a lake, canoeing, powerboting, and diving.

A man struggling through a pond while carrying the Bible.

In the Slough of Despond

A man struggling through a pond while carrying the Bible.

"A few fish, however, form a sort of nest for the protection of their eggs and young; and in some instances, the male remains as a guard over the fry until they have acquired sufficient strength and agility to venture forth into the world. The little sticklebacks, common in ponds, furnish and interesting example of the exercise in this instinct" — Goodrich, 1859

Sticklebacks and Nest

"A few fish, however, form a sort of nest for the protection of their eggs and young; and in some instances,…

Two boys walking together looking at a boy speaking, standing near ducks.

Three Boys

Two boys walking together looking at a boy speaking, standing near ducks.

Nesting in the reeds near bodies of freshwater, the reed-warbler can be found in Middle and Southern Europe.

Reed Warbler

Nesting in the reeds near bodies of freshwater, the reed-warbler can be found in Middle and Southern…

"a, a, a, represents the water-level of a pond or reservoir upon elevated ground. From this pond a line or pipe is laid, passing over a bridge or viaduct at d, and under a river at c. The fountains, at b, b, show the stream rising to its level in the pond, a, at two points of very different elevation." — Wells, 1857

Water Level

"a, a, a, represents the water-level of a pond or reservoir upon elevated ground. From this pond a line…

"The pond is tapped with a pipe leading to two fountains and a home. The water provided by the pipe will extend upward in the home and fountains to the same level as the pond." —Quackenbos 1859

Tapped Water Level

"The pond is tapped with a pipe leading to two fountains and a home. The water provided by the pipe…

When the wind is in the West, Then 't is at the very best.

Wind

When the wind is in the West, Then 't is at the very best.