Successful Pond Management: The More You Know…

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The more you will want to promote healthy lakes and ponds and protect dragonflies!  Preservation of natural spaces, successful pond management and plant selections are the key to a thriving dragonfly habitat. After spending anywhere from two months to two years in the water, the dragonfly nymph is ready to become a full-fledged flying and hunting machine.  These are pictures of multiple dragonfly nymph exoskeletons as they were leaving the larval stage, recently photographed by Thomas Moore at one of our … Read More

Dragonfly Pond Works Spring Kickoff and Teambuilding Day

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Adding some polish to the office grounds and building relationships…that was our mission at Dragonfly Pond Works’s Spring Kickoff event here at the office in Apex!  We added flowers, some curb appeal and maybe a friendly competition was tossed in there just for fun… Two teams working side by side competing for best flower arrangement in the new flower bed:               Out with the old and in with the new:       A few nips and tucks:   And at … Read More

Dredging and Shoreline Restoration 101

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Over time, ponds and lakes can fill in with dead vegetation, fish debris, organic sediments and silt.  An aging pond can become compacted with silt to the point of losing depth of several inches every couple of years depending on the slopes, drainage and runoff situations located nearby.  Dredging is the standard remediation, but that can be costly and damaging.  Unfortunately, doing nothing is not an option, because over time the pond can essentially strangle itself out of existence.  Since silt adds no nutritional value … Read More

Got Erosion?

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  Coir logs and wetland plants can be an extremely effective control for shoreline erosion.  Whether the erosion is from wind and wave action in the pond or lack of vegetative cover at the edge – the water will eat away at the shoreline causing it to erode.  This shoreline remediation project recently designed and completed by Dragonfly Pond Works in Wilmington is simplistic yet effective solution. Coir logs are woven fibers derived from ripe coconut husks.  This fiber is strong … Read More

CAI Annual Conference and Expo April 2016

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What a wonderful atmosphere for learning and networking at the CAI Annual Conference and Expo in Greensboro, NC!   We had a great time introducing Dragonfly Pond Works and educating HOA members and property management companies about our passion for what we do.  Left to right – Mick Ribault, President; Thomas Moore, Maintenance Supervisor; and introducing a new team member Bryan Wallace, Western Regional Sales Manager located in Charlotte, NC.

Dry Pond Rescue & Management

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  This is the original view at Wilkinson Park Business Center in Charlotte as we came upon the site – a dry pond that was terribly overgrown and completely unmanaged. Unfortunately it became an inadvertent catch-all for trash, road debris and insects.  The overgrowth not only traps garbage, it also strangles the ability of the dry pond to function as intended by blocking the drain access, increasing the time it takes for water to dissipate.   By removal of the … Read More

Dragonfly Opens Charlotte Office

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Dragonfly Opens Charlotte Office to handle the growing need of turn key lake and pond management and repair. Bryan Wallace has been managing lakes and ponds in the Charlotte area for the last 15 years and is highly qualified to handle the growing book of business. “Brian will lead and manage the firm’s business in the Greater Charlotte market,” said Dragonfly Pond Works CEO and President Mick Ribault. “He will direct workflow and supervise all operational areas, and will excel … Read More

New Stormwater Certification

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Congratulations to Bill Smith, who just received his stormwater BMP certification from NC State! Bill is a crew leader at Dragonfly Pond Works, and handles many of our largest lake and pond management accounts throughout Raleigh, Durham, Cary and Apex.  

A small dragonfly is found to be the world’s longest-distance flyer

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The body and wings of the dragonfly Pantala flavescens have evolved in a way that lets the insect glide extraordinary distances on weather currents. Credit: Greg Lasley A dragonfly barely an inch and a half long appears to be animal world’s most prolific long distance traveler – flying thousands of miles over oceans as it migrates from continent to continent – according to newly published research. /4988204/Phys_Story_InText_Box Biologists at Rutgers University-Newark (RU-N) who led the study – which appears in the journal PLOS … Read More