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Post by Stanley » 12 Jun 2014, 03:29

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Post by Wendyf » 08 Mar 2015, 09:11

I noticed some activity in our neglected pond on Friday, but when the sun came out yesterday it was wild in there! There were over 20 heads sticking up at one point, but by the time I had collected Col and his camera some had gone back under.

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Post by Moh » 08 Mar 2015, 13:27

Have not seen any action in ours yet.
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Post by Sue » 08 Mar 2015, 18:59

Nothing here, it used to be the last week in February and has got steadily later. The pond was frozen solid for three weeks January- February
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Post by Stanley » 09 Mar 2015, 05:56

The frogs are a good indicator for the advent of Spring. Lovely to see this post active again!
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Post by David Whipp » 09 Mar 2015, 07:31

A solitary frog waiting for a mate in our bath yesterday.

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Post by Moh » 09 Mar 2015, 13:13

How did he get up the stairs??
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Post by Cathy » 09 Mar 2015, 13:35

I like your reply Moh, it made me chuckle:)
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Re: Homing Frogs

Post by David Whipp » 09 Mar 2015, 16:02

Silly Moh; our bath in the garden of course...

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Post by Stanley » 10 Mar 2015, 05:21

You mean you bathe al fresco?
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Post by David Whipp » 10 Mar 2015, 07:47

It has been known, Stanley...

Sorry to spoil a good tale; the bath in the garden is one that collects rainwater from the roof for watering the garden.

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Post by Tizer » 10 Mar 2015, 10:07

Just to confuse the issue, there are people collecting rainwater from the roof to fill their bath in the house these days. If you apply for planning permission to build a new house you get a Brownie point for installing such a system. I suppose it would be easier to set up if you had your bath in the garden! We saw this bath installed on the edge of a Cornish lane out on the moors. It's a tough life out there!
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Post by Moh » 10 Mar 2015, 13:19

When our daughter was in NZ they had copper troughings etc. and collected water in large tanks for use in the house.
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Re: Homing Frogs

Post by Stanley » 11 Mar 2015, 04:58

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Old cast iron baths are an ideal water trough. This is the site of the original Lister Well in 2002 on a frosty morning. The sloped sides of the baths meant that they didn't get cracked by frost and they were relatively easy to keep clean. Not much use to the frogs though.....
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Re: Homing Frogs

Post by David Whipp » 11 Mar 2015, 08:18

We used to have baths for watering cows in the fields the family rented; it'll be one of these in our garden.

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Post by Julie in Norfolk » 01 Mar 2016, 07:30

Happy to report that the homing frogs are at it again, messing up my pond with frog-spawn. Sign of a healthy pond I would say.
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Post by Moh » 01 Mar 2016, 13:29

Have not checked ours yet - will get hubby to do it when the rain stops - I am still wary of going in the back garden.
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Re: Homing Frogs

Post by Stanley » 02 Mar 2016, 04:05

Lovely to see this topic again! It is a sign from Jules that Spring is imminent!
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Post by Sue » 02 Mar 2016, 22:11

No sign here, in fact the pond has been frozen for nearly two weeks
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Re: Homing Frogs

Post by Stanley » 03 Mar 2016, 03:21

These early frogs have a hard life! Looks as though we are in for another cold spell.
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Re: Homing Frogs

Post by Stanley » 09 Mar 2016, 05:40

A prediction. Frog activity will start to increase next week!
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Re: Homing Frogs

Post by Tizer » 09 Mar 2016, 11:08

We saw frog spawn in a pond in Taunton a couple of weeks ago. Some years past we stayed on a farm just inland from Dartmouth at the end of January and there was frog spawn in the ponds there. With climate change we might have frog spawn in time for Christmas!

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Re: Homing Frogs

Post by Stanley » 10 Mar 2016, 04:57

There will be news from Norfolk.......
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Re: Homing Frogs

Post by Sue » 12 Apr 2016, 07:26

Whilst giving our large garden a spring clean I suddenly found our frogspawn. It fills the lowest small pond of the little waterfall we have that is pump operated. I shall have to switch the pump on to push them into the main pond when they hatch. They are VERY late this year.



Slight slip here. Our large garden POND. We have a usual small to medium sizes garden and the pond is where it was marshy !
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Re: Homing Frogs

Post by Wendyf » 12 Apr 2016, 07:39

Our pond is full of frogs and spawn but I'm not sure that the spawn is surviving, it looks brown & muddy coloured. Is it just too cold?

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