Amphibiens & Reptiles 2018/2019

It took me ages to find this one https://ww2.rspb.org.uk/community/wildlife/f/13609/t/110320.aspx?pi2132219858=2#838911 so thought I'd start a new one. I had a couple of newts larking around the moth trap towards the end of november, one of them had what looks like a woodlouse

& a green frog too from October

Anyone had any others recently?

Best wishes

Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France

  • Don’t think I will be seeing anything around here for another month or more Hazel, its still to cold for them to come out.

    Jim

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  • In reply to James:

    Can't even get a frog or newt to visit pond H let alone the moth trap!  Lol

    Had tadpoles with legs last year but they simply vanished!

     

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  • In reply to WendyBartter:

    I have had good success with frog spawn, but I will give a little advice my late wife loved pebbles and placed them all around the pond and when the froglets were leaving the pond they stuck to the pebbles and with the sun being out they died I then covered the pond with a shade so they could get passed the pebbles and into the grass surrounding the pond.  

    Jim

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  • In reply to James:

    Thanks for that James, we're digging a pond at the moment, at least we were until we had 6 inches of rain in the last few weeks! I'll have to look at the design with that in mind!

    Best wishes

    Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France

  • In reply to Noisette:

    I rescued this critter from the middle of local busy traffic hill, (It was reluctant to move,I wanted to insure it was not injured already) eventually hopping into the hedgerow.

     

  • In reply to SunnyKate2:

    It didn't turn into a Prince did it? LOL The poor Toads really suffer on the roads around breeding times.

    Best wishes

    Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France

  • In reply to Noisette:

    CHOL:):) he was certainly a beautiful specimen .

     

  • In reply to SunnyKate2:

    A tree frog on the shutters last night, luckily it didn't get crushed!

    Best wishes

    Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France

  • In reply to Noisette:

    I love the variety of nature related threads on the forum.

    We have a small pond in our garden, that is home to two carp. At one time, it used to be home to a lot of frogs, and a toad, but they all seem to have disappeared.

    We used to get deluges of frog spawn, the fish must have thought all their Christmas dinners had come at once when the tadpoles hatched...

    But sadly, the last five years we hardly get any frog spawn, or frogs.....

    Mike

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  • In reply to Mike B:

    Yes it's a shame Mike, but I don't think fish & frogs mix. You either have a nature pond or a fish pond! LOL

    Best wishes

    Hazel in the Gironde estuary, France