Category Archives: Amphibians & Reptiles

Another clump of frog spawn

Three clumps of frog spawn appeared in our pond on the 15 March 2010. I assumed that would be “it” for this year but this morning there was another clump in the pond. I also noticed that there are quite … Continue reading

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First frog spawn of 2010

Yesterday I was really pleased to see a clump of frog spawn in the pond. The appearance of frog spawn is slightly earlier than last year (18th March) and later than both of the previous years (3rd March and 23rd … Continue reading

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Pond tidy up

I spent some time clearing up the pond this weekend. The pond was getting a bit overgrown (as seen on the pond timeline). It was fairly chilly work but it’s the best time to clear out the excess weed from … Continue reading

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D,E,F – Damselfly, Eft and flowers

Whilst working on stage 2 of the testudarium today I had plenty of ime to look out for interesting things in the garden. The first things I spotted was the first damselfly of the year. This is a Large Red … Continue reading

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Shelled-slug blows bubbles

Whilst building the Testudarium I found one of my favourite slugs, Testacella maugei. This is one of the shelled-slugs (you can see the shell in the picture) and they are carnivores preying on earthworms and other slugs. I moved the … Continue reading

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