Species showcase – The Common Frog

Leading on from our previous newsletter it only seems fair to give the amphibians such as the common frog the depth they deserve. Especially as they should be prevalent in your pond soon! The common frog can hugely vary in colour, from browns to greens and even shades of red and yellow. They have smooth skin and long back legs covered in dark bands. They can be found throughout the UK hence the ‘common’ name. The males have ‘nuptial pads’ on their front feet that help them to grip on to the females and fertilise her eggs. Female frogs can lay up to 4,000 eggs in a single spring!