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Archive for March, 2012

Spring at the park and in the garden


Fantastic weather again-so glad I work part time.  Busy day in the garden yesterday, tidying up and seeding lawn.  Its very patchy and full of moss.  Raking it left a huge pile of moss for the birds building their nests.  Here’s half of my garden – it’s only small, with my summer house that I absolutely love and sit in as often as I can and watch the birds on my feeders.  We actually jokingly call it my Wendy house!  Does anyone know where that name came from for a child’s play house?

 Here you can see some of the feeders I have.  

  

 And two of my very contented companion animals.

Walking my dog through the woods at Golden Acre park at the weekends is one of my most favourite activities.  Watching Sparky hare through the trees after squirrels that he’ll never catch, seeing the birds and rabbits and the new growth as spring really gets going.

These photo’s all taken with my iphone.  Pretty amazing piece of kit – I love it!  Don’t love itunes though!!

Anyway, click on the thumbnails if you want to see the bigger version in all it’s glory.

I’m off now to have a blast on my motorbike.  Kawasaki EN500

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Frogs like the sun

What a fantastic March we’ve had here.  Spring is coming earlier each year, but watch out because the unseasonably sunny warm weather is probably our summer!!! So enjoy every minute, these frogs in my pond certainly are.  During the breeding they alway hid every time I went near, no matter how quietly I approached.  Today however, they let me stand inches from them and didn’t move a muscle allowing me to get the photo I’d been waiting for.  Not sure which is female or which is male.  Female is normally bigger so I would guess it is the female that is out of the water.


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 We’ve had frogs in our pond in the front garden for years, but it appeared to have sprung a leak, so after the last lot of spawn had become frogs and hopped off wherever frogs go, I dug out.  I made it a little bigger 
and lined it with new liner, populated it with some nice new plants and filled it up again.  I was really pleased with it.

I was a little concerned that we wouldn’t get the frogs back, but I needn’t have worried.  They are back or never left!!  There are four males and just

one poor female!  They have produced between them two collections of frogs spawn.  Not as much as previous years though.    Not a brilliant photo but gives you an idea.  Hopefully I will be able to get more photos as things progress    .

 

This link will give you lots more information on the amazing common frog.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/wildfacts/factfiles/483.shtml