14th March 2017

Frogs and Newts are emerging from hibernation and getting back into water. These amphibians actually spend most of their time out of water. Re-making one of our ponds, this time last year, we uncovered both species, with flattened bodies, and slowed heart-rate,  in hibernation under stones. In the water for a few weeks from now, to breed and lay spawn/eggs, both frogs and newts spend a lot of the summer and autumn out of water, only going in for short spells. They forage for slugs and insects, especially from dusk, when you are more likely to be able to see them hunting. Conditions: Cloudy, sunny intervals Temperature: Max 13- Min 8C.

Frog, in hibernation mode

Smooth Newts, in hibernation mode

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