Mar 12th, 2020
We noticed that some frogs have been creating piles of spawn in shallow puddles on the paths which inevitably are going to dry up causing the eggs to die. Yesterday I took a huge glass jar and rescued some of it. Unfortunately, although I took a ladle to try to scoop it up, this did not work, and I needed to get down on the ground and put it into the jar with my hands. My trousers got soaked but I hope I have preserved some of Britain’s wildlife. I brought it back and deposited it in my pond where it should be safe apart from herons – goodness knows what anyone who saw me must have thought!