Why are there lots of dead frogs in my pond

QuestionsGarden PoolsGarden DesignHard LandscapeWhy are there lots of dead frogs in my pond
Patricia and Tom Farrell asked 14 years ago

The ice was at least 4″ thick on my pond (approx size 2m across x 1.5m deep) during the freeze in January. Unfortunately when it thawed out there are lots of dead frogs in it. I never had this happen before and we would get quite a lot of ice most years. I thought frogs usually wintered out of the pond. Do you have any idea why this happened?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 6 years ago
Frogs arrive in garden ponds soon after the turn of the year in preparation for spawning and they go to the bottom of the pond where they are safe from frost and predators. There is a good chance they simply froze or the oxygen levels in the water dropped too low under the ice.