Monday, February 20, 2012

Return of the Frog

Frog Spawn
Last March, this blog reported a batch of developing Common Frog tadpoles (Rana temporaria) that had succumbed to the intense cold of winter 2010-11. A combination of low rain fall and harsh frosts had left a large mass of c. 7 day old tadpoles stranded and frozen some distance from a marshy pool in which they were no doubt laid but which had since retreated. This year, re-examination of the site showed a new batch of eggs. This time they are well within the confines of the marsh pool - hopefully some of them will develop into adults.
Frog Spawn

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