Amourobius ferox

Amourobius ferox
By Peter Byles

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Frog mating frenzy!

We had quite a weekend frenzy of mating activity in our garden pond in Solva. We counted 35 frogs at one point all croaking and splashing and trying to compete for females. There were several mating pairs which has resulted in masses of frog spawn. The male clasps the female with his front legs and sprays the eggs with sperm to fertilize them as the female lays them. It's been such a pleasure to sit quietly at the pond edge watching their antics and we've been able to get some great images. I would really recommend to anyone with a garden to dig a wildlife pond- it's the absolute highlight of our garden!

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