Blog #13 – Over 500

In the middle of March the frogs laid their clumps of spawn which was quite amazing to see in my fish pond but I knew it wouldn’t last long when the tadpoles hatched before the fish gobbled them ALL up!

It was 2 years ago that I made a small frog pond up the back of the garden in an old tub which I put in the ground. Then the year after we had lots of tadpoles which I transferred into it. Then I realized that it would not be big enough so I made a frog pond covering 1 and a half metres long and a metre deep. There was also a shallow side for the frogs to spawn.

This year there were so many that I put some in the frog pond and kept over 500 inside which all grew up and started forming legs, some even turning into froglets which are so fascinating to watch when they hop around. I really needed to release them soon and so decided to put them in a local pond (Broom Pond in Glasgow) I transferred them ALL into a suit ball tub.


Broom Pond


Me (Michael)

When they were released the froglets were so funny to watch as they swam away with their tiny and delicate legs, they pushed both of their back legs out and then both their front legs. This allowed them to get forward in the water and they were so fast!

During the time they were growing up I kept them in 2 massive plastic trays regularly refreshing their water with rain water. I fed them fish food which they loved! They had pond weed some floating pond grass and rocks to keep them alive and happy.

Hopefully the frog population will increase a bit now!

Author: Michael Sinclair

My name is Michael Sinclair and I’m a young naturalist from Glasgow although I can be seen all over the place doing crazy things.

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