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Arrival of Frog Spawn 2018



  • FlinsterFlinster Posts: 807
    Daphnedean we are Herts too. Our neighbour passed some spawn to us over the fence only a day or so ago (his Koi were eating it!) and said yesterday they found another clump that morning, so still very much still spawning! I’m sure the weather has had a big impact, we’ve had some really cold nights. Fingers crossed for your frogs!
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 25,306
    Mine in the pond has gone and no signs of any new  frog activity. :'(
  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,234
    I have masses of spawn in my pond this year. I've never noticed it before but that doesn't mean it wasn't there!  :o It's been there for a couple of weeks now but got badly frozen in the cold snap.  :'( Hopefully not too much damage was done and there was ribbiting going on on Saturday night when we had the bonfire going. I heard it but I think it may have been coming from the ditch rather than the pond. Two frogs were removed from near the fire too in case they leapt in!!! Both boys...apparently.  :/
  • gagsmediagagsmedia Posts: 16
    I've still not got any...I have seen loads of frogs though and plenty of piggyback action... :'(
  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,234
    Today I had millions of tadpoles in the morning and by afternoon they had all disappeared into the depths of the pond.
    There's still loads of spawn including a new blob laid around Wednesday or Thursday so lots more to go!  :) 
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 25,306
    All mine went during that cold spell.  Will the frogs come back and leave more, or is it too late now?
  • plant pauperplant pauper Posts: 6,234
    @Hostafan1 I don't know what your temperatures are like generally but it's been absolutely Baltic here and the pond has frozen over and stayed frozen on a number of occasions. They came back after that but surprisingly few seemed to have been damaged by it. Fingers crossed your's aren't finished yet.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 25,306
    @plant pauper I hope not.  :'(:'(
  • NewBoy2NewBoy2 BristolPosts: 1,380
    6 lots in my pond about 6 weeks ago and now a wriggling mass of black.
    Cats and Magpies are fascinated
    Never change Tigers in Mid Stream
  • I have just checked my pond after the Beast from the East had finished its freezing attack. To my surprise I have tadpoles hatched in amongst the spawn laid a month ago. I thought I had lost it all but despite the water being frozen enough for the dog to walk on  there are survivors. A couple of the fish have even ventured to the surface this week, they do not usually start surfacing for another month so am not sure what is going on.
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