A freshly laid clump of frogspawn.

A freshly laid clump of frogspawn.

If you’ve visited our ponds recently you’ll have noticed a very clear sign that Spring may be on its way, frogspawn! Large clumps of spawn have been deposited in our ponds and if you’re lucky you might even be able to spot the adult frogs. We are very happy to see local amphibians using our ponds following our recent work clearing up and planting around the ponds with Froglife.

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A frosty platform.

A frosty platform.

Clumps of spawn.

Clumps of spawn.

However, temperatures are still very low overnight and we have certainly not seen the last frost and the ponds occasionally freeze overnight. We even spotted ice on the frogspawn! Many animals must time their behaviour carefully with the start of Spring and we hope the frogs have gotten it right. Let’s hope many of the eggs hatch and many of those tadpoles will survive and grow into adult frogs!

Frogspawn, with a thin covering of ice!

Frogspawn, with a thin covering of ice!

An adult frog in the pond.

An adult frog in the pond.

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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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