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Spring has arrived!


A pond full of frog spawn marks the long-awaited arrival of Spring.

Frog photo

Fabulous photo taken on one of our sites recently. The Common Frog is one of three amphibians that we have in Ireland, the others being the Smooth Newt and Natterjack Toad.  Tadpoles and frog spawn can be seen predominately in February and March and found in various habitats, mainly damp vegetation, ditches, camouflaged ponds and hedgerows. Fun fact: When frogs leap they draw eyes their back into their sockets to protect them from damage! So hop on down to your garden pond or local stream to see if you can spot one of these amazing little creatures but remember don’t disturb as they are protected under the European Union Habitats Directive and by the Irish Wildlife Act.