Wednesday, 25 February 2009

Frog spawn

I'm pleased to say that the frogs at Frog End have spawned for the first time in the big pond.



The smaller pond doesn't have as much cover for frogs at the moment, but I hope to plant it up in the next couple of weeks.

Don't forget to put your frog spawn records on the Nature's Calendar site.

6 comments:

Scriptor Senex said...

Mopsa from Northlew, Okehampton (http://mopsa.blogspot.com/2009/02/mega-spawn.html) reported spawn on Monday - you might like to add that to the records. I commented on her site that I thought it was very early so the same obviously goes for yours but I suppose it is simply a case of not realising how many weeks ahead of us you are. Loooking forward to seeing lots of wriggly tadpoles when I visit.

Helen Edwards said...

This was a comment by Anna on the garden pond blog...

'found Frogspawn in the old well in our garden on the 21 february this is the isle of lewis in The Hebrides'

That was a couple of days ago - I expect you'll be getting some spawn in the north west soon.

Does GB know an Anna on Lewis with an old well?

GB said...

Lewis is full of old wells. We got our drinking water from a well when I first moved to Lewis. I don't know if I know Anna (I do know a few Annas but not if they have wells). Please can you guide me to a website. The garden pond perhaps. I must ask Pat to look if my pond has any spawn in it yet.

Helen Edwards said...

GB: Anna (no surname) commented on the Feb 15th Early Frog Spawn Pictures blog at

http://thegardenpondblog.org.uk/

GB said...

No clues as to which Anna. If Pat says I have spawn in the pond I'll post a comment and see if it elicits a response. I'm curious now.

Scriptor Senex said...

Still no sign of any frogs or spawn. I wonder if it is affected by the amount of sun on the water surface i.e. water temperature, as well as the latitude. Ours gets no sun at this time of year.