|About The 2 Wrennies|
|21st||Building a nest already ?
|25th||Little bit of moss
|31st||Tons of Frogspawn
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March 20th: Frogspawn
|Well the weather has certainly been warming up recently, bulbs are rising out of the ground but not yet in flower, and there is a lot of croaking going on in the pond. Spring must be in the air.
|I was in the kitchen when I saw 2 bumblebees repeatedly hitting the kitchen window and was puzzled for a moment. Realised they were trying to get at the daffodils that were on the window ledge so I quickly put them outside and the bees...made a beeline for them. There is a distinct absence of any flowers in the garden at the moment.
|A lot of croaking reverberating through the air, there are at least a dozen male frogs in the pond, of various ages, and 3 pairs in 'amplexus'.
|I say 'pairs', but I mean really, in this case the female here seems to be in a bit of a sandwich !
|Spawning suddenly appears imminent, the males frogs sense this and then it all kicks off...more males rush in towards this female in the middle of it all - any idea how many frogs are in this photo ?
|And here's the end result, some lovely frogspawn, laid by the female and fertilised by the male(s)- notice the slight cloudiness|