Frogs and Frog spawn
Veggie Offline
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Found some frogspawn in the garden today and it wasn't in the pond! It was in the Dog bed minipond. Big Grin



   
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I always associate frogspawn with ponds or still water but all the frogspawn I have seen whilst out walking has been in rivulets of running water and none in the small ponds? Huh
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Spotted a tiny tadpole in the old pond - the one I want to drain!. Drain work is on hold until the tadpoles are bigger - or I can make a small pond in the corner of the pond. Each time I go down to the pond I have a different plan for it!
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Never get a spawn in our pond even though we do get the occasional frog, probably because it's got a waterfall so the water is agitated (maybe the frogs are too Big Grin)
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More taddies today. Big Grin
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So pleased for this reminder about the taddies.
Had several large clumps of spawn in the garden pond - but the voracious goldfish have decimated them.
Spent a happy hour fishing the survivors out one by one to transfer them to a nice fish free ditch that is the boundary of our garden.
They’ve definitely got a much better chance in the ditch than in our pond!
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Veggie Offline
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I've read that frog spawn has been spotted in West Wales. Wonder whether there'll be any here this year?
You can report sightings at https://freshwaterhabitats.org.uk/advice...wn-survey/
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Veggie Offline
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Haven't seen any frogspawn yet but............yesterday, whilst raking up some dead grass I "raked" up a huge dead frog. At least it looked dead but apparently they can play dead if threatened? I covered it with grass to hide it from the dogs but forgot to look for it today. It was very near the "dog bed" pond where there was spawn last year. I hope I didn't harm it.
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