Over the last week Frogspawn has started to be laid. It’s very late this year.
Instead of been laid in the Dew pond as usual, it is been laid in the seasonal pond in the hollow near the Stone Bridge. As the pond dries out quickly it will be a race to see of the tadpoles can hatch and get their legs before the pond dries.
However its very odd, that many clumps of spawn are been laid on the slopes that lead down to the pond, and not in the water. I counted 15 clumps high and dry, in just a couple of minutes looking.
Not sure why, but this behaviour been reported at other local sites also