Today is a very special day for me, it’s the first time that I’ve seen an adult frog (Rana temporaria) in our garden. We know they must visit as we’ve had frog spawn for the last two years. However, in four years, we’ve not actually seen an adult frog in the garden…. until today.
I was doing a bit of weeding in the flower bed closest to the house when I spotted this handsome individual:
I’m particularly pleased to see an adult frog in the garden. Firstly, frogs are one of my favourite animals and I love having them around, it also suggests that the habitats I’ve been creating are encouraging wildlife into the garden. Of course, frogs are major predators of slugs so the arrival of more frogs are good for the veg too.
Today was a good day for the amphibians as I also saw my first smooth newt (Triturus vulgaris) of 2008 in the pond (it was a female).