Follow in Nigel's Footsteps

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Toads...

It's funny but Common Toads Bufo bufo always seem to spawn a few weeks later than our native frogs, so it was no great surprise to find three large adults in the pond at Whitestaunton over the weekend. This week I would expect to see the strings of spawn appearing around the weed. The frog spawn from a few weeks back has now hatched into thousands of small tadpoles and smooth newts should be visible now too but I haven't caught up with one yet, plenty of time though.

Great pond snail, Lymnaea stagnalis: R. Harris
Common Toad, Bufo bufo: R. Harris
Common Toad, male showing the beautiful
copper coloured iris
: R. Harris
Common Toad, Bufo bufo, female: R. Harris
Common Toad, Bufo bufo: R. Harris

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