A record of wildlife in my garden and various trips to the Warwickshire countryside and occasionally further afield.
"To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand
And eternity in an hour."
From "Auguries of Innocence"
by William Blake
Thursday, 20 March 2014
Frogs Spawning in the Garden pond
"A frog he would a-wooing go,
Heigh Ho! says Rowley,
A frog he would a-wooing go,
Whether his mother would let him or no
With a rowley, powley, gammon and spinach,
Heigh Ho! says Antony Rowley....."
The first frogspawn was laid in our garden pond on Wednesday, 19th March, which is an average date for spawning here. The frogs were still very active yesterday and, despite diving for cover the first time I approached the pond, I was able to creep a lot closer on the second attempt as their minds were obviously on other things!
I counted at least nine frogs. The photos would have been a bit sharper I think if I'd used the tripod and some pictures are cropped trying to get rid of some of the reeds and water plants that appeared in nearly every photo :)
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