We have a pond that is in the process of drying up. I walked around it with my camera yesterday.
The partially dried mud that surrounds the pond is littered with the remains of aquatic plants and snail shells. Still, it is a pretty good habitat for a number of terrestrial species. I saw this very small cricket frog there:
A number of insects were hanging out on the shore line. Butterflies, including this pearl crescent, were mudding.
I watched a group of three pearl crescents as they were briefly spooked from their mudding spots, only to return within a few seconds.