wp7e9ed71d.png

Frogs-Watch.co.uk

wp00000000.png

Frogs-Watch.co.uk

wpdf4d301d.png

wp94f8329d.png

wp4b8b4fb1.png

wpb2061f88.png

wpa09492e0.png

wp8881f105.png

wp18d6fe4f.png

wpd6299b43.png

wpd35e7553.png

wpff62ee5d.png

wpaf8a2681.png

wp55e00ae0.png

wpdae552a9.png

wp0c240f19.png

wp5577b47f.png
wpa4397519.png
wpa6d327a3.png

Its a Frogs Life

wp7f2afae7.png

Desktop Wallpaper

Frog-Watch photos available for your Desktop wallpaper. [ click here ]

Except were credited all the images on this web site were taken in the same suburban garden in the North West of England.  

wp24e4b320.png
wpbabd909d.png

Frogs Breeding

 

Fogs will be seen gathering in ponds between January and March each year where they will spawn.

 

In about their fifth spring Frogs will go back to the water to breed.

 

The males grow horny pads on their front feet to help them grip the females.

 

The male will grip the female from the back and swim together for a number of days when the female will lay between 1,000 and 3,000

eggs which the male will fertilize.

 

The eggs are massed together in shallow, still water, the jelly around the eggs swells to about 6 mm in diameter.

 

The eggs quickly develop and produce Tadpoles after 2 or 3 weeks, with tail and external gills.

 

The external gills are absorbed after about 4 weeks.

 

At 7 weeks hind legs appear.

 

The front legs develop in side the skin.

 

At 12 weeks the tale is absorbed, the front legs appear and the lungs are used.

 

The development of the tadpoles will depend on temperature and availability of food.

 

Quote;Sometimes Tadpoles will hibernate over winter. Ref; Plants and Animals by Jan Tomam and Jir? Felix, Octopus books 1974.

Spawn picture
Frog Feb 03
Frog Feb 03
Rana temporaria A P...
By Colin Brothwood
wp00000000.png