Frog-a-palooza!


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Do you have snakes? The garter snakes here eat a lot of my frogs. Be careful what you wish for though...I get hundreds of toads mating in my pond every spring and it is a full time job keeping them out of the skimmers. Also, the males mount the females and drown many of them when two or more jump on them. Eggs everywhere...I would let nature decide when and how many.
 
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Do you have snakes? The garter snakes here eat a lot of my frogs. Be careful what you wish for though...I get hundreds of toads mating in my pond every spring and it is a full time job keeping them out of the skimmers. Also, the males mount the females and drown many of them when two or more jump on them. Eggs everywhere...I would let nature decide when and how many.
@rubyduby no snakes...gardens galore...absolutely loaded with worms and bugs...really shocking that I've never seen a toad...

I'm told the frogs will come eventually...

I hear you though about being careful what you wish for...my neighbour has had a mink in his small pond...eats the fish but likely takes care of his rat problem too.
 
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how long did it take for frogs to show up when your ponds were first built?

Is it best to let nature take its course rather than catch some from local pond and transplant them?

Odd that I have a garden full of bugs and worms but no toads...hoping frogs and toads will start showing up soon...

When I built my pond last July I had a half-dozen frogs show up within 3-4 weeks and hang out the rest of the summer.

This year I had one hanging around for a week or two in early June and now there's none - just a single toad that swims laps after dark. Hopefully some frogs show up in July again. I enjoy having them.
 

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One of the things we miss right now, being between ponds....frogs & toads! We have a few that we hear every once in a while, and have spotted a couple, but it’s just not the same.
 

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My frogs showed up even before we had water in the pond. I had to keep chasing them out from under the liner.
 
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The frogs knew what was coming and were just trying to be first in line . . .

Seriously, I would love to have some frogs show up. I'm calling my pond "Frogmore" in aspiration of the day when I have more frogs than I do now—which is none. Pond is only two months old, however, so I know I need to be patient.
 
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We have snakes, hawks and frogs! Oh and chipmunks again, they disappeared for awhile
 
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I watched a chipmunk chase and catch a frog the other day - not sure what the plan was from there? Dinner? Companionship? It was quite entertaining. I also watched a mama robin snag a small one from the edge of the pond - she has hungry mouths to feed, but frog? "Hey mom! What's for dinner?" haha!
 
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There is a good reason frogs make SO many eggs - they're pretty much food for everything & anything, especially when they're small! I must say, though, that mine seem to be working overtime in the reproduction department! Almost every day I go out & find more piles of eggs -
more frog eggs 01.jpg
 
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Incredible! What an amazing photo! Do you know what kind of frog eggs these are?
I think they might be tree frogs, because they have been VERY noisy at night lately. But I also have several green frogs in residence, so... not 100% sure. Don't think they're bullfrog. I have too many frogs!! lol
 

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