This year, Saint Martins summer offered us a very warm and long bathing season. Thus, excellent conditions to say goodbye to our biological pool in full action.

And in the coming weeks, as we spend more time in the house, the biological pool becomes a sleeping beauty. Yes, it looks beautiful even with fewer flowers, it remains active even with lower water temperatures, and it continues to harbor a lot of biodiversity. But from now on, all biology goes slowly, due to the lack of light and the lack of milder temperatures on these shorter days. So, in a way, the biological pool is hibernating, even if not as drastically as in Central Europe. But there are biological pools in the North of Portugal, one of which is even located at an altitude of almost 1,000 meters. And this one, in winter, is often surrounded by snow or covered by ice.

But in fact, there are some who were already waiting for winter to start migrating to the biological pool. There are salamanders and newts that spent the summer out of the water and return to the pond on these rainy days, making it easier to return to the water that was their birthplace.

And ourselves? We dream of the next bathing season with sunny days, while we spend shorter days with less light. Meanwhile, at the end of this season, the biological pool is dressed with beautiful white reed flowers that sway beautifully in the wind.