During the summer we had to move an old shed and found a lovely big frog, as we had disturbed it's home we popped it in our tiny wildlife pond. It seemed happy enough, would wander off in the evenings /early mornings but was usually back during the heat of the day. When the cold weather arrived it disappeared do you think there is a chance it will be back. Do frogs find their way back to ponds after hiding out somewhere else all winter. I would love to see him/her again.
Isle of Wight.
When we first made our little pond we had frogs, toads and newts, all of which were breeding. The frog spawn didn't survive. I went out at night with a torch and found a ring of newts around the frog spawn, eating their way into the middle. They don't touch toad spawn, so it must taste unpleasant. The frogs stopped coming and I didn't see any for 15 years or so. Last year we had frog spawn so I scooped it into a bucket with pond water and weed and kept it until the taddies could swim about. This year a frog has returned - well, two of course - and I have done the same.
Do frogs find their way back to ponds after hiding out somewhere else all winter.
They certainly did in our previous garden. We had the only pond for quite a way around, and in Feb/Mar there were 100-200 frogs in the pond for a couple of weeks, filling it with spawn. Then they all vanished. We hardly saw a one throughout the rest of the year (there were plenty of places for them to hide in our garden), but next spring, back they came!