7 years ago I was running a one year school project in biology for Bergianska trädgården/ Bergius Botanic Garden, a large botanic garden open to the public in northern Stockholm. It’s a beautiful place! My team had the mission to analyze the Japanese Pond, a pond known for hosting an endangered species of Salamander that was threatened due to the eutrophication of the water.
A few days ago I visited it again, and I’m happy to say that it contains thousands of little salamander babies! Turns out, the extra growth in vegetation due to the eutrophication serves as an excellent hiding place for the little salamanders. A fun surprise 7 years later.