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The ponds are still doing well and no more signs of illness. Due to circumstances
it was not possible to add more images since 2008 now at last an opportunity and
pleasure to photograph and place some new images on Frogs-Watch.co.uk
All is well with the ponds.This year after the winter the Frogs appeared on the 17th
February. We have been quick to start photographing and have started to post some
of the pictures.
Photo Galleries 2012
Photo Galleries 2010
Last year the expected devastation never happened and possibly the infection that
affected a number of the frogs could have been a different virus other than the Red
Leg and that it has run its course, fingers crossed. Last year was a good breeding
season and this year seems to be going well with frogs spawn by the end of February
the earliest we have had spawn in the frogs-watch pond.
Photo Galleries 2008
2006 started out as being the best recent breeding year with lots of activity and
producing lots of spawn. A second shallow pond was added to the garden, and planted
to create a good habitat, which the frogs moved into and some great images resulted.
Sadly during the year the frog population became infected with the ranavirus (Redleg).
As there is no treatment we have to wait and see how badly the population has been
effected. As always we are anticipating the arrival of the frogs hoping to get some
more great images to share with our visitors.
Photo Galleries 2007
The reaction from visitors to Frogs-Watch.co.uk over the last three years has been
encouraging. It is hoped that past visitors will return to see our 2006 season’s
photographs as they are posted and new visitors will continue to find us. All emails
with comments and suggestions have been and are appreciated. Our email address can
be found on our contacts page.
Plants and wild life within the pond have had a full season to establish them selves
after the 2004 extension, which meant that the pond had to be drained and a new liner
fitted. This year we are looking forward to more great photography’s for frog fans
to view. Last years first frogs appeared and were photographed on the 2nd of February,
as the weather has been so mild so far in 2006, any day now it can be expected that
the first frogs will appear from their winter sleep.
Photo Galleries 2006
Demolishing a green house during the summer of 2004 which was next to the pond, left
room for the pond to be expanded, the extension is in the area that the frogs like
to spawn and so with the frogs in mind and not really needing any more depth in the
pond the extra area is shallow. Included are lots of plants and rock shelving too
hopefully to create an environment that will be good for the frogs and give a better
photographic opportunity. Hopefully interested visitors will return to see the displayed
results, from mid February 2005 onwards there should be new photographs to view
Photo Galleries 2003 - 2005