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MartinB's Journal

MartinB's Journal

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Frogs

05 April 2010 18:39:47
Frogs

Frogs

I think that we have lost a lot of frogs this winter in Ireland. Look after you spawn.


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J.D. J.D. 05 April 2010 18:42:39

You may have lost a lot of spawn, Martin. Pity about that. But it looks like your frogs are right on top of things. Hee hee. Great pic.


Rachel Rachel 05 April 2010 18:52:49

I hope the frogs come back to my garden again this year. Since we now have no resident cat, it might help. I've never seen spawn in my small ponds but somehow, I've had frogs on two occasions.


fran m fran m 05 April 2010 20:51:26

Nature will level things out for us all, she's been do it ok for every and a day.


knocknakillew knocknakillew 05 April 2010 20:57:17

martin we had over 60 frogs in three ponds and there are millions of youg hatched out no shortage here


Kate & Graham Kate & Graham 05 April 2010 21:37:11

We had 2 frogs come into our pond day after Paddys day, a lot of frog spawn,we now have lots of little tadpoles, they have not ventured into the main area of the pond,I am not sure what we should be doing to protect them or should we just let nature take its course. 


MartinB MartinB 05 April 2010 21:41:43

If you have fish that are not tiddllers then they will eat the tadpoles, so you would need to surround them with a net, also they need a ramp to climb out of when they become little froglets. The photo above is of toads actually so I cheated but keep that to yourself. Thanks


knocknakillew knocknakillew 05 April 2010 21:59:42

if there is no food in your pond the tadpoles will eat each other survival of the fittest, algae and pond plants are needed .


spider spider 05 April 2010 22:05:16

the amount of frog spawn I have seen so far this year is unbelievable. I don-t think that there will be a shortage of frogs, unless something unforeseen turns up to wipe them out.


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