Wednesday, March 15, 2006
The common frog (Rana temporaria) mating and spawning season is in full swing in the garden pond. There is a fairly large amount of spawn this year. Although thats only half the battle, lets hope there isn't another really cold snap so it doesn't all die, and that it stays healthy so there is a nice big crop of froglets this year.
I have a lingering fondness for frogspawn after playing with it when i was young and I still remember being fascinated watching the tadpoles develop. I am sure that is one of the things that made me interested in biology and conservation.
Declining Amphibians Population Task Force (DAPTF)