Les grenouilles

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Les grenouilles

Post: #255547 MKG
Thu Mar 01, 2012 2:01 pm

We have frogspawn in the new pond!!!!!!!

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Post: #255556 Milims
Thu Mar 01, 2012 4:06 pm

:cheers: :cheers: :cheers:
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Re: Les grenouilles

Post: #255557 bill1953
Thu Mar 01, 2012 4:55 pm

I was a frogoholic all my married life (which is why I am divorced now). Started with one small pond, but very soon I was mixing with others and soon found that the ponds were getting bigger and bigger. Before I knew what was happening I ended up with three ponds and two of them were linked by man made stream ten metres long flowing downhill with the water being returned to the top pond via a submerged 15000 litres an hour pump and buried 25mm pipe. That was when my wife said 'go'. Been pond free for nearly six years but I keep looking at my field and thinking of JCB's and aligators! Seriously, must have reared thousands and thousands of frogs over the years. When I was in the Isle of Man I found newts in one pond. Not a native species to the Island so I thought the relevant government office would have been pleased at the newts....nope! You would have thought I had told them I had Albanians in the attic. More or less got accused of 'bringing in an illegal species' . Glad I put the phone down before giving my name and address. Good luck with your tadpoles :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: I used to feed mine on boiled ham once they started swimming about. The processsed square cheap stuff will do. Put a slice in and before long they cover it so you can hardly see it.
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Post: #255563 MKG
Thu Mar 01, 2012 5:12 pm

Ah, Bill - I sympathise. Being environmentally aware is a costly business. I've been trying to tell the people around here for years that frogs are great for getting rid of slugs - are they grateful? No - are they hell. They just don't like frogs. They don't like slugs even more, but haven't got to the associative phase yet.

I have to admit that sacrificing a wife to your amphibophilia is really going some, though.

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Post: #255566 bill1953
Thu Mar 01, 2012 5:22 pm

Absolutely! Hardly seen a slug but when I did discover a colony of fairly rare lemon slugs - as slugs go the prettiest slug of all I removed them to a safer site in the garden as the frogs were decimating them.
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Post: #255569 julie_lanteri
Thu Mar 01, 2012 6:05 pm

somebody's calling me? :iconbiggrin:

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Post: #255571 MKG
Thu Mar 01, 2012 7:00 pm

If you have large, protuberant eyes, bandy green legs, and croak throughout the night, yes.

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Post: #255606 Green Aura
Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:53 am

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post: #255607 Millymollymandy
Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:57 am

julie_lanteri wrote:somebody's calling me? :iconbiggrin:

:lol: I was oddly drawn to this thread, too. :lol:
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Re: Les grenouilles

Post: #255609 Mrs Moustoir
Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:16 am

A friend of mine spent last weekend rescuing migrating toads which were crossing a road. She couldn't bear to see them being squished so she was filling a bucket with them and putting them in the ditch on the opposite side of the road.

Her neighbours thought she was bonkers.

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Post: #255652 bill1953
Sat Mar 03, 2012 7:13 am

The 'bonkers' people were the ones who were driving over them :icon_smile:
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Re: Les grenouilles

Post: #256673 DebbieP
Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:50 pm

We've got loads of frog spawn in our pond too! Yay! Spotted one of the parents on the pond floor at one point too :) I love seeing the wildlife in the garden, I think we did have a couple of newts in there too but they're so hard to see, too good at hiding!
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Re: Les grenouilles

Post: #256689 bill1953
Mon Mar 19, 2012 9:40 pm

DebbieP wrote:We've got loads of frog spawn in our pond too! Yay! Spotted one of the parents on the pond floor at one point too :) I love seeing the wildlife in the garden, I think we did have a couple of newts in there too but they're so hard to see, too good at hiding!


Best way to see newts is not to see them Debbie! G out in the dark on warmish evenings and listen. When they come up to the surface they make a very recognisable 'popping' sound x
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Re: Les grenouilles

Post: #256694 MKG
Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:46 pm

I once had a pet newt. I called him Tiny, 'cos he was my newt.

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PS ... the spawn is now tiny taddies.
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Re: Les grenouilles

Post: #256703 bill1953
Tue Mar 20, 2012 9:48 am

MKG wrote:I once had a pet newt. I called him Tiny, 'cos he was my newt.

Mike

PS ... the spawn is now tiny taddies.


:iconbiggrin: took me three reads but I go it!
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