Sunday, 14 June 2015

Frogs meet #Frogface

Today for 30 Days Wild, I decided to spend some time with some frogs and at the same time to take part in the RSPB frogface campaign.

The RSPB (Royal Society for Protection of Birds) is asking people to share their best photos of their 'frog faces'. Here's mine

though I don't think the local frogs were impressed

The local frogs in question are in Crafty Green Boyfriend's Mum's garden. It's a lovely garden

with two frog ponds. Recently there have been 12 frogs in the smaller pond at one time, though today we didn't see anywhere near that many. The ones we did see however were very cute, including some very small ones


 and one hiding amongst the speedwell

as well as those in the ponds






Also in the garden - a wonderful new planter

a beautiful rhododendron

turkey tail fungus on a dead tree-stump

pink flowered strawberry plants



a queen tree bumblebee in the shed (I had never seen one of these beautiful bees (they're new to Scotland, as they're expanding their range through the UK) before this month, now I'm seeing them everywhere!) We helped the bee out of the shed after I'd taken this photo

a huge leopard slug

a lawn full of daisies

and Purdy, the neighbours' sleepy cat, watching over everything!


8 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I love the cute froggie faces. And all the cute frogs. The high heel planted is cool and leopard slug is a neat sighting. Great post, enjoy your new week!

TexWisGirl said...

very cute. made me laugh. :)

Maureen @ Josephina Ballerina said...

Can you tell me what species of frog you were going for? That would be helpful in my identification efforts. Although I have been so ill, you might have been trying for the extremely cute and cuddly but rare lhasa apso frog. Or dog.

gabriellebryden said...

gotta love the froggies :D

Pietro and Cynthia said...

Funny! Very nice green and flowers!

Crafty Green Poet said...

Hi Maureen - I was going for the common European frog, and failing miserably I think but it's good fun and all for a good cause too!

Ian Doyle said...

Great post. Super shots, especially those of the frogs.

benevolentvegan said...

These are such wonderful photos, and what a great garden! My favourite picture is the first one with the emerging frog's head. Purdy looks very comfy on that wall.