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Esmeralda update


We wanted to share an update regarding the frog who spent the winter under our House. Esmeralda, as she became known enjoyed hunting under the floor and occasional little treats from us until it got a bit warmer and she got a bit bigger. March time, we released her back with her frog pals. 

We have carefully put together a little corner of our tiny garden with all the things frogs will love. We have a log pile with lots of places to hide and for insects to grow. We carefully built little platforms for them to sit on and to hide amongst the reeds. 

We were rewarded with a large amount of frog spawn so it looks like we have got something right. 

We we hope you like it and welcome any suggestions. 


  • WonkyWombleWonkyWomble SuffolkPosts: 4,307

    Love it Peter! image And what frog in their right mind wouldn't love it too! I look forward to hearing more tales from the pondside! 

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,877

    That looks great but what's the netting for? That doesn't really fit with all the other things you've done that are pro wildlife. Wildlife needs free movement. 

  • yarrow2yarrow2 Posts: 782


  • Peter531Peter531 Posts: 3

    Good morning, 

    The netting is there for the time being whilst the tadpoles are developing. It's staked with a gap all around the bottom and is completely open around the back.

    I know it's not exactly natural, but we had a pair of blackbirds helping themselves to the tadpoles. It will be removed when they can get out to hide. 

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