Toad: Woodpile life 5/5 #nature



Fauna, Toad, May 2017


Bufo bufo. (more…)

Learn More

Frog: Woodpile life (1/5) #wildlife



Fauna, Frog, May 2017


Rana temporaria was among the creatures disturbed when we shifted a woodpile by hand. (more…)

Learn More

Frog #amphibians



Amphibian, Frog, March 2017


Rana temporaria. (more…)

Learn More

Frog legs it #wildlife



Frog, amphibian, November 2016


This small Rana temporaria leapt into cover. (more…)

Learn More

Stalked #frogs #insects



Amphibian, Frog, July 2016


A tiny frog, Rana temporaria, which could have fitted on a 50p coin, apparently eyeing a fly, possibly Phaonia pallida. (more…)

Learn More

‘But best of all was the warm thick slobber of frogspawn that grew like clotted water’ #wildlife



Fauna, frogs, April 2016


From Death of a Naturalist by Seamus Heaney (more…)

Learn More

Better late than never



Amphibian, Insect, Spawn, Pond Skater


Around a month later than last year, the reappearance of clumps of frog spawn in an overflow pool by the pond. (more…)

Learn More

Small but perfectly formed



Amphibian, Toad, provisional identification, October 2014


A tiny example of what appeared to be Bufo bufo, the Common Toad. (more…)

Learn More

‘Be kind and tender to the Frog’



Amphibian, Frog, September 2014


From The Frog by Hilaire Belloc. (more…)

Learn More

Common in name only?



Amphibian, frog, May 2014


A small but perfectly formed Common Frog. (more…)

Learn More

En route to becoming a frog



Amphibian, tadpole, April 2014


A tadpole, one of many, in an overflow pool by the pond. (more…)

Learn More




Fauna, spawn, March 2014


Part of a large amount of spawn in an overflow pool near the pond. (more…)

Learn More