Saturday, 18 March 2017

More Frogspawn - 18/03/2017

It looks like the frogs have been
busy again laying more frogspawn.

The bug hotel is looking weathered now:

Wildlife Pond Project #2:

A curious resident Robin:

Thursday, 16 March 2017

Frogspawn - 16/03/2017

I counted at least seven frogs
 in my pond last night,
with four of them paired up together.

Before I went to work this morning
I had a quick look in the pond to see if 
any frogspawn had been laid overnight.

Yes, freshly laid frogspawn and tiny too.

When I returned home from work
I went back to the pond with my phone
and took a couple of photos for my blog.

It looked more like frogspawn now
as it had swollen since I last saw it.

Sunday, 26 February 2017

Frisky Frogs - 26/02/2017

As I sat and looked out the kitchen window yesterday on yet another wet miserable day I wondered if I'd get frogspawn again this year and if so, whether it would come earlier due to the milder winter weather.

This afternoon after dinner, having washed the dishes I decided to brave the wind and rain to put the bins out and top up of the bird feeders with sunflower hearts seeing how the Goldfinches had polished it all off yesterday.

After topping up the feeders I thought I'd have a quick look in on the pond and that's when I noticed something under the water. At first I thought it was a dead frog but when I looked closer I realised that there were in fact two frogs and they weren't dead but were hard at work.

I raced back into the house, grabbed my camera and was able to take a few quick shots for my blog. 

It looks like I might be
getting frogspawn again after all.

Fingers crossed it
stays mild until Spring.

Sunday, 5 June 2016

Blooming - 5/06/2016

The Yellow Flag Irises have flowered
 and the pond plants are thriving.

The Winter Mint plant has
done very well this summer
and I've had to cut it back a bit
to stop it taking over completely.

The pond looks much more established now.

Frogs Galore - 5/06/2016

I spent today watching frogs in the pond.  Most of the tadpoles which hadn't developed last Summer have now started turning into froglets and therefore there have been lots of little froglets in and around the pond during the last few weeks.

Lots of places to hideaway
in Wildlife Pond #2,
look close and you start to see
them climbing up the plants:

A closer view:

I watched a few of them
swim across the pond:

I must have counted
around twenty in total.

The frog in the following photo
is the biggest visitor to my pond as of late
and I think he must be from the first batches
of tadpoles I had back in 2012 or 2013:

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Hidden Delights - 13/04/2016

Look what I found hidden behind
the Scirpus Cernuus plants
in the small wildlife pond.


Two clumps of it.

Also, hidden behind the same plant
in the bigger pond another clump!

Not as noticeable in the bigger pond
but get your hands in amongst it
and you can see quite clearly
that it is indeed frogspawn.