Free pest control

To say the garden pond is heaving with frogs is a bit of an understatement! I used binoculars to help me count them today from the kitchen window. I counted 38 and I don’t think I got them all as there were probably some hiding in corners that I couldn’t see. Trouble is, as soon as you get close to the pond they head underwater and the zoom on my lens is not working. Thankfully there was one brave one – who was bold enough to pose for a rear-end and front-end view! Frogs are great addition to any garden, providing a valuable pest control service. Who wouldn’t want them in their garden?

Common frog

Common frog

Common frog

Common frog

 

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    1. Murtagh's Meadow Post author

      When we watch wildlife programmes my kids are always taken by tree frogs – I am not sure what it is about them – extra cuteness factor possibly?

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    1. Murtagh's Meadow Post author

      Frogs do well in Ireland – perhaps it because they haven’t much competition from other amphibians (we only have 3 species) and obviously our wet climate helps too!

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    1. Murtagh's Meadow Post author

      I agree – the colours are beautiful, the shiny skin and bright eyes – all very appealing. I am sure you have more frogs than you think too – they are good at hiding:)

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  1. Jane

    Well, we have a pond and I have seen the occasional frog but that is all. It has water lilies and a few plants but needs more to entice, I think. Lovely frogs – well done.

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    1. Murtagh's Meadow Post author

      Once there is some cover the frogs will come. We have advantage of being surrounded by farmland and woods so lots of habitat for them

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