Wednesday 20 March 2019

Happy World Frog Day

Apparently it's World Frog Day today though I can't seem to find a website for it!

Many species of frogs face difficulties in the wild, including

Loss of habitat – we often build on areas where frogs live, or fill in the ponds where they breed
Pollution – chemical pollution of ponds and lakes can be a big problem
Disease – there are a couple of really worrying diseases effecting frogs and other amphibians, you can find out more here

One of the easiest ways to help frogs (if you have a garden) is to build a pond. Crafty Green Boyfriend's Mum has two frog ponds in her garden. This is the larger one and is currently home to about 12 adult frogs and a lot of spawn

You can read more about the pond and see more photos of the frogs in this post from February.

Last night just on cue, the first tadpoles appeared in the pond! So I recorded these on the Woodland Trust's Nature's Calendar website.

If you want to learn more about frogs and how you can help them, the Froglife website is a great place to start!

Today is also International Day of Happiness and seeing frogs always makes me happy!


RG said...

Ribbet on!!!!

Lowcarb team member said...

I do agree with your last sentence …
Today is also International Day of Happiness, yes I saw this on the news earlier, and seeing frogs always makes me happy too.

All the best Jan

Caroline Gill said...

I've been so wanting to spot a frog, toad or spawn this year... but no luck so far, despite visiting a small nature reserve on a toad-patrol route...