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bodger

Frog Spawn?

Has anyone got any frog spawn yet? The weather here has been so mild that I'm expecting to see some in our ponds pretty soon. I've been checking our ponds every morning for the last week or so.
With me, I look forward to the first snow drops, then its the frog spawn, followed by keeping a look out for the first swallows. We've obviously got a bit of a wait on for the latter but it wont be long now, just a few short months and then of course, its the cricket season. When I played cricket, I always new exactly how many weeks and days it was until the first match of the season.
Yorkshire Geordie

I've not seen any frog spawn yet this year - but there is a fresh bunch of snow drops blooming in our patch.  
Martyn


bodger

The snow drops and the primroses have been out for a few weeks here.
ClaireK

I have a small clump of primroses and 1 solitary snowdrop so far but havent seen any frog spawn on my travels with the horse. Did think it was abit too early but maybe not. Lots of buds coming out on the trees though.

I cant wait for spring to arrive.

Claire
Rena

No frog spawn here..... Your snowdrops are beautiful though! We don't have them here
bodger

I've just been out and checked our garden pond by torch light and there are umpteen mating frogs.
brummie nick

bodger wrote:
I've just been out and checked our garden pond by torch light and there are umpteen mating frogs.




voyeur?  
bodger

I put the light on them and then went inside for my camera but by the time I got back just about all of them had scarpered. I don't know how long it takes from mating to spawning but I'll be checking for frogspawn every morning from here on in.
bodger

I put the light on them and then went inside for my camera but by the time I got back just about all of them had scarpered. I don't know how long it takes from mating to spawning but I'll be checking for frogspawn every morning from here on in.
bodger

Tonight's the night. The frogs are spawning in both ponds as I speak. The sound of croaking is unbelievable.
Bulworthy Project

We've got quite a bit of frogspawn here.
bodger

When did yours turn up Pete? Although we havea very mild climate here, you're a lot further south than us.
bodger

The pond was a heaving mass of hormones last night.









With the amount of nookie that was going on, I'd expect there to be quite a lot more spawn in the morning.




Bulworthy Project

Bulworthy Project wrote:
We've got quite a bit of frogspawn here.


We first saw it on Saturday but we are in the wet and mild South West
Grandma Bodger

your not the  only one looking for frog spawn not a sign but were always later here. I need to put some very big stones in my pond else if I ever do get frogs they will have to be atrhletes to get out of the pond, don,t seem to be able to keep the water topped up,  
bodger

Here's another sign of spring. Our plum tree have had blossom on them for the last couple of days.




sandrar

Our Apricot is starting to bloom too, just hope we don't have too many late, hard frost


Christine

Fingers crossed for no late frosts then.  
bodger

We've got our first Cowslip out too. This is definitely the earliest we've had them flowering here.

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