Thursday, 11 April 2013
Today I returned home to find frogspawn in our little pond. There is much talk about how late spring is this year, apparently up to three to four weeks later than last year.
I have posted photographs of the first frogspawn before
in 2007 - 27th February
in 2008 - 26th February
in 2010 - 21st March
and then this year - 11th April.
A range of several weeks, but looking back at the photographs, the plants around the pond look to be at similar stages each year. This would make sense, there would be no point in the frogspawn being produced unless the rest of the food web that the tadpoles will depend on is also at the right stage.
It is interesting to look back and note the differences between the years.