Friday, 13 March 2015
FROGSPAWN HAS STARTED TO APPEAR
Common Frogs (Rana temporaria) have become more active in the pond as the week has progressed. When I checked the pond at lunchtime today 6 or 7 small clumps of frogspawn had appeared.
The frogs are still quite nervous and tend to dive as you approach but sometimes they get that engrossed in breeding activity they don't even notice you so I may be able to get some better photos tomorrow.
Mid-march is the average time for frogspawn to appear in the pond. I have kept a record of first appearance dates since 1993 and the earliest date was 24th February, 2011 and the latest date was 14th April in 2013 so there is quite a variation!