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Re: Homing Frogs

Post by Moh » 12 Apr 2016, 12:49

We have no frogs or spawn
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Re: Homing Frogs

Post by Stanley » 13 Apr 2016, 04:00

I think that on the whole Spring is a bit slower this year but then it has a habit of surprising us. It's early days yet and a few mild days can make a big difference. No sign of a change yet.....
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Re: Homing Frogs

Post by Julie in Norfolk » 04 Mar 2017, 10:45

I am a little late, the homing frogs are abundant, the pond a rippling orgy of frogspawn making and laying.
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Post by Moh » 04 Mar 2017, 13:08

Will have to check our ponds - but it may be warmer where Julie is so ours could be later.
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Post by Wendyf » 04 Mar 2017, 13:24

Just checked our pond and there are three or four frogs enjoying the sunshine but no spawn as yet.

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Post by Tizer » 04 Mar 2017, 16:42

When we moved to this house we put a pond in the garden and quickly had newts and toads arriving but rarely found frogs. We had a large quantity of tadpoles given to us last year by someone who was going to fill in a pond. We put them in our pond but they never changed into frogs! I'll have to look and see if they survive winter.

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Re: Homing Frogs

Post by Stanley » 05 Mar 2017, 03:49

How nice to see this topic again. It's the OG version of Springwatch!
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Post by Sue » 05 Mar 2017, 08:46

Nothing in our pond. I had a close look yesterday when I was gardening. There has been a definite decrease over the last few years.
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Post by Julie in Norfolk » 05 Mar 2017, 19:03

I believe that all the frogs are in my pond! Like a bubbling cauldron it is!
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Post by Stanley » 06 Mar 2017, 04:14

That's Norfolk for you.......
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Post by chinatyke » 06 Mar 2017, 05:43

The next time we get some evening rain I intend going to the park opposite us and collecting some baby toads for my roof garden and pond. I noticed last year that after rainfall lots of tiny toads were hopping along the road one night but I think it was about April.

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Re: Homing Frogs

Post by Stanley » 07 Mar 2017, 05:47

Thanks for that lovely mental image China.... I can see you in my mind's eye with your little net on a stick!
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Post by chinatyke » 07 Mar 2017, 06:04

Jam jar on a string and knotted hankie on my head... :wink:

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Post by Tizer » 07 Mar 2017, 11:01

You and Julie should get together - with her bubbling cauldron and your toads you'd do a good line in magical spells and alternative remedies! :laugh5:

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Re: Homing Frogs

Post by Wendyf » 12 Mar 2017, 11:28

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The frogs are busy in the pond this morning.

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Post by chinatyke » 12 Mar 2017, 13:34

It's a perfect evening for frogs and toads, very warm, misty and wet. So I have just been for a walk on the look-out for baby toads and spotted none. I heard some croaking in the overgrown areas. Must be still too early in the year for the hatchlings even though we've had a brilliant winter and tomorrow's forecast is 28C/82f. I'll have another look in a couple of weeks time.

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Post by Stanley » 13 Mar 2017, 04:07

What a lovely pic Wendy......
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Re: Homing Frogs

Post by Wendyf » 13 Mar 2017, 06:52

Thanks Stanley, I was well pleased with it! Full zoom on my new camera.

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Re: Homing Frogs

Post by Stanley » 14 Mar 2017, 05:09

It's working! And you must have rock steady elbows......
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