I was able to spend some time relaxing in the garden this morning and managed to get some photos of the froglets that have now left the pond. Some are are bigger than others as you can see in the photos.
I can spot four in the photo below,
can you see them too?
The little frog below had just exited out
of the pond and climbed onto the rock.
Whilst putting away some garden furniture I discovered that some of the frogs that have left the pond have moved into one of the little sheds at the side of the house. I'm not sure if these two frogs are ganging up on this spider or are just happy to be in it's company:
Nearly all the tadpoles have developed into froglets and I've enjoyed spending many an evening watching them hopping around the garden or being chased by my cat! I'm impressed just how many garden nooks and crannies have a resident froglet now.
They vary in size but it does look like alot made it out safely which is good news, although my Dad does warn me that sooner or later I'll be swamped with them!
I only have to sit near the pond for a few
seconds before I see movement in the grass.
The Water Mint in the
Wildlife Pond Project #2
did well this year and flowered
for the first time:
I've seen plenty of movement in the Bug Hotel
and insects do seem to be coming and going.
Recently I noticed a hole had been seeled over
in one of the wooden blocks I'd put in the hotel.
Not sure what has moved in
but I'm sure it'll stay until next Spring now.
The little wildlife pond seems to be attracting the more mature frogs and I think that might be due to the mosquito larvae that seems to be abundant in it most of the time.
I like to top this pond up with water regularly as without the top ups it tends to dry up thanks to the rather thirsty Irises.
Speaking of frogs, whilst taking some photos of the little pond, this handsome little chap decided he wanted his photo taken.
He's not one of the usual resident frogs as he's much smaller and I'm guessing he's one of the first frogs that developed from the spawn this year.