Frog and toad habitat

The Common Frog is a very familiar site throughout Britain. They are often found, in or near bodies of water that are suitable for breeding. They start becoming active from January onwards, the males will search out a mate and attach themselves to the female. This can last for several days before spawning.

After spawning it can take around two to four weeks for the tadpoles to hatch, depending on the weather. They survive on, amongst other things, the algae in the water. They will leave the water once they have developed as tiny froglets. This usually happens during the warmer summer months.

Frogs and toads both benefit from having a sheltered habitat where they can rest and avoid predators. These delightful amphibians spend much of their time away from the pond. In the winter months both frogs and toads hibernate under rocks, in a hole, under dead leaves, wherever they are protected from the cold. At the beginning of the year they are busy breeding and in the warmer months spend most of the time in the shade, either resting or hunting among the bushes and plants.

Frogs and froglets are very helpful to gardeners as slugs are part of their diet. The SPC frogitat is a great way of encouraging both frogs and toads into your garden. It can provide shelter both from predators and the weather. Place in an undisturbed area. By adding damp leaves, moss and stones, this will provide extra crevices for the frog to hide in. 

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