Frisky frogs signal spring is in the air

The early spring sunshine has roused what are thought to be common frogs from their hibernation, and they have gathered en masse at the Bird Pond in the garden to mate, rather loudly.

Love is in the water

The males arrive first and wait for the females, who only stay around long enough to mate and lay eggs, before leaving the males to hop around in the pond. The sight and sound of the gathering of frogs is a spectacular sign that spring is in the air. 


Find some frogspawn

Over the next few months, this will be the perfect place for children to carry out two of the 50 things to do before you’re 11 ¾ challenge:

  • 32. Find some frogspawn 
  • 35. Discover what’s in a pond.