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Frogs are loving the newly restored ponds and wetland area! The amorous amphibians have been spotted in the water and their developing eggs can be found along the edges of the pond.

We began restoring our ponds and wetland area in October, working with Froglife to clear to clear weeds and create a new viewing platform (find out more about our clean-up day here) and the current breeding European Common Frogs (Rana temporaria) are a testament to all our hard work!

A clump of fresh frogspawn.

A clump of fresh frogspawn.

The eggs will develop rapidly over the next few weeks, with their development dependent on the temperature. Warmer temperatures mean faster development. The black spheres shown in the image above will develop into tiny tadpoles, then break free from their eggs.

These eggs are beginning to develop, with the embryo starting to resemble a tadpole.

These eggs are beginning to develop, with the embryo starting to resemble a tadpole.

Frogs are just one of many species to live and reproduce in our ponds. To find out more about pondlife and our restoration project, join us on Thursday, April 17th from 11 to 3 for the official relaunch of the ponds with Tower Hamlets and Froglife!


About Mudchute

Mudchute Park & Farm. One of the largest city farms in London with 32 acres of countryside in the middle of the Isle of Dogs.

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