This guest article is by Wildlife Artist Robert E Fuller showing some of his beautiful photography of the frogs frog in his own pond.
We moved to Fotherdale Farm in 1998 and one of the first things I did was build a pond. Now we have a very healthy frog and toad population – one time I counted over 80 individuals at the moment they were spawning.
Getting a low perspective makes for better photographs. In this one you can see the yellow flag irises reflected in the water.
A cozy group of groups together in their home pond!
March is the mating season for both species and it can seem a bit frenzied. Here two frogs are mating.
Frogs are a great subject for photography in your garden if you have a pond!
But here there seems to be a bit of confusion! This toad is getting over friendly with a frog.
You can tell the difference between frogs and toads by their size, by the fact that toads walk and frogs hop and are generally more streamlined. Also toads are warty and have slit eyes.
As you approach the pond they tend to disappear under the water. But if you lie down they soon reappear.
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