Took me two hours to mow my lawn for fear of inadvertently killing one of these chappies.
Isn't it just amazing how that wee scrap can survive and thrive!
I narrowly avoided stepping on several of them last year as they 'frogged' from the pond
That's a Toadlet ( Toadling ? ) in the pic isn't it ? Lucky you HHerp. Mine have done nothing this year
Ooh - mine looked like that Philippa. Sure they were frogspawn though....
Fairy - Just the shape and the large head made me immediately think Toad as opposed to Frog - could be wrong of course ( wouldn't be the first time ) .
Can you remember when you got your spawn ? Toads are usually earlier than Frogs but also the spawn is different. Frogs are "clumps" and Toads are "strings".
Is that any help ? I can't remember what happened yesterday never mind a few months ago
Someone else is sure to come along and rubbish my ID
Yes, I was lucky enough to get both frog and toadspawn this year .....and have some folded water forget-me-not leaves which leads me to believe that newt efts may follow.
I think the pic may be a froglet as they have tended to look like this in previous years. They change very rapidly in the first few days out of water and it's only after a week or so that I find I'm able to distinguish the froglets from the toadlets. I love all my garden amphibians and wish them all equal prosperity and the same chances in life. I'm the Theresa May of wildlife gardening you could say.....
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No - definitely clumps of spawn philippa. Last year's came from a burn at the side of a hill in the Campsies.
This year's were rescued from the top of a boulder on a hill in Glen Douglas, at least fifty feet from the nearest pool. Not seen much of them ...not surprising really when you consider their original location. They didn't come from very smart parental stock....
Could give you the dates if I look up the pix from the walks!
We had frogs and toads at the last house though - strings and clumps of spawn.
First frog in my new pond fantastic
True what they say about a wildlife pond have lived here three years never seen a frog no ponds around we dug it out in May and it as been amazing watching things arrive and the birds drinking and bathing