Wanted- lonely male frogs seek female frogs.

yorkshireroseyorkshirerose North YorkshirePosts: 351
My pond is full of frogs, but no sign of any mating. Usually the water is 'boiling' with frog activity when they all get together, so I can only presume they are all male. They keep croaking and popping their heads up but no newcomers have arrived wanting to mate. Has anyone else experienced this?
A gardener's work is never at an end  - (John Evelyn 1620-1706)

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 13,622
    I think they are a bit early for  Yorkshire. The ladies are taking their time.
    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • yorkshireroseyorkshirerose North YorkshirePosts: 351
    Previous years the frogs have been mating from early February. I don't think being in Yorkshire is the problem.  
    A gardener's work is never at an end  - (John Evelyn 1620-1706)
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 13,622
    I'm in South Notts, and no sign of any frogs yet in the pond. We have had a very mild winter here.
    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • The_herpetologistThe_herpetologist West YorksPosts: 433
    I think they are a bit early for  Yorkshire. The ladies are taking their time.
    Lol...not my experience of the ladies in Yorkshire.
  • Ladybird4Ladybird4 Third rock from the sunPosts: 25,728
    T. H. H.
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  • yorkshireroseyorkshirerose North YorkshirePosts: 351
    All of a sudden frogspawn is in the pond, but there has been no sign of daytime mating. my frogs must be more amorous during the night!
    A gardener's work is never at an end  - (John Evelyn 1620-1706)
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 56,301
    edited 28 February
    They probably knew you were watching ☺️ 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • yorkshireroseyorkshirerose North YorkshirePosts: 351
    It's funny you should say that Dovefromabove. I have been gardening for 4 hours today and the frogs seem to have watched my every move. Each time I have looked at the pond there have been about 30 pairs of eyes staring in my direction!  Oh and lots more frogspawn has appeared.
    A gardener's work is never at an end  - (John Evelyn 1620-1706)
  • yorkshireroseyorkshirerose North YorkshirePosts: 351
    Mystery of the sudden appearance of frog spawn among what  I presumed was a pond full of males may be solved.
    Before the recent arrival of frogspawn appeared I contacted Naturewatch to ask their opinion of  lack of female frogs being a possible problem. They replied that the frogs may be juveniles and too immature to mate. Then the frogspawn arrived and I thought they must have mated.
    However, yesterday and today I have witnessed much bigger coupled frogs lolloping down our path and into the pond to lay more spawn before getting out and lolloping back to their hidey-hole.I presume this is what has happened before as the smaller frogs are still not showing any signs of mating.
    A gardener's work is never at an end  - (John Evelyn 1620-1706)
  • SueAtooSueAtoo Posts: 26
    I want frogs and toads but I have newts - and they love spawn!
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