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If you love the creatures in your garden, you'll love our Homes for Wildlife project. This is the place to ask and answer questions about making your backyard wildlife-friendly.
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Re: Frog spawn as it happens...
As promised, here are a few shots of the frog shenanigans from my midlands pond project!
17 Apr 2013
Garden ponds, wildlife and planting
We have sadly just filled in our medium sized pond that had become a clogged, overgrown mess and decided to begin again. Before doing this, we added a much smaller preformed one in the spring, so any uprooted wildlife still had a home albeit downsized. I'm glad to see that frogs are happily hopping...
8 Sep 2012
Our garden wildlife ;- Bee & badger wars
Hello, this is my first posting on here, so I hope the following will prove of interest;- Our garden in Hastings is long, thin & sloping, so we've gradually worked our way down the slope creating ponds, flat areas, beds & banks. We're fortunate to be host to common frogs & toads...
28 Jun 2012
Hi Pat, thanks for asking the question, i'll be moving it shortly to our forum on water features where some other pond enthusiasts might find it and be able to contribute some comments. First of all though, check out the advice from Pond Conservation and the ARC Trust , they should have some useful...
30 Mar 2012
Re: Winter activity in ponds
Hopefully if we do get a harsh spell it won't catch too many amphibians out, although the mild winter is likely to encourage early spawning. If you do spy some early spawn, report it via the Natures Calendar site linked here . Just had a look at this yeards records for frog spawn and there are...
9 Jan 2012
Winter activity in ponds
I made a quick visit to my parents place last weekend and had a quick look in the pond I dug for them a couple of years ago. It has been a success with frogs breeding in it two springs in a row and a number of cool invert's like backswimmers and the occasional damselfly. However, on peering into...
20 Dec 2011
Hi Meesha, welcome to the forums! GeoDave's suggestion of a solar pump is a cracking idea, definitely one to consider. However, at this time of year many of the pond creatures that you are seeing are looking for somewhere to spend the winter months, especially frogs. My advice would be to create...
3 Nov 2011
Re: look what my ten yr old found
Good find with the common frog, he'll be looking for somewhere to spend the winter soon as will the hedgehogs! We have information here and here that will hopefully be of interest. A wildlife stack is a great thing to add to a garden both for wildlife and as a family activity, you really can get...
6 Oct 2011
Thanks for your comments on this one, the Homes for Wildlife fact sheet does indeed mention the use of a strimmer as a tool for dealing with long grass. On our web page linked from the fact sheet we do mention the importance of checking for wildlife before using a strimmer, have a look at the link...
5 Oct 2011
frogs in the pond
This is the time of year when frogs are very active and my pond is very active. Over the last few days I have been photographing them and we have seen at least 8 at one time which is great. The pond is now covered in frog spawn. What is very pleasing to meas there is a lot more of it this year
25 Mar 2010
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