Archive of posts from April 2008

Tadpole update 2

Exciting news, the tadpoles in the tank have started developing their back legs. Some of the largest tadpoles are now about 4cm in length and, either side of the base of their tail, we can now see their back legs. It won’t be long before I have to start thinking about putting something into the tank that they can climb out on to. The tadpoles in the pond are, as you’d expect, some way behind... Read on

Somewhere to sit

In an effort to start tidying up the left-hand side of our garden I decided to use up some of the old logs and fence posts and build a bench. We tend to spend a fair amount of time down next to the pond so I’ve started building a bench so we can sit and watch life on the pond. Read on

Tadpole update 1

On the 23rd of February we found a large clump of frog (Rana temporaria) spawn in our pond. Last year many of the tadpoles were eaten by our newts so I thought I’d bring in a small piece of the spawn this year and rear it through. The spawn has been in a fish tank in our kitchen since the end of February. The remaining spawn in the pond has now hatched and the tadpoles... Read on