Archive News 2007 archives : 2006
17th October 2007
The autumn netting is on.
Here are some of the youngsters from last year in my living room tank. They are free to good homes, but bear in mind that they can't go into a pond at this time of year.
Here are some more of the youngsters, in my brother's pnod. This was taken in the summer.
24th June 2007
The lily has produced its first bloom of the year.
6th June 2007
The lily is producing a lot of leaves now.
Here's a photo of some of last year's youngsters. They are about 2-3 inches long.
18th April 2007
The fish spawned this morning. I won't be raising any this year, as I still have about 60 from last year to rehome! They are still free to good homes if you live in the Plymouth, Devon area. Just drop me an email if you would like any (contact address is on the home page).
16th April 2007
After the unseasonally warm weather, I've had to top up the pond. The lily has already produced several small leaves. Meanwhile, in the world of frogs, I have a small water butt full of healthy tadpoles, which I'm feeding with crushed lettuce leaves at the moment.
25th February 2007
The frogs were noisy last night. I took this photograph of frogs in amplexus (their courtship "hug") at about midnight with my mobile phone. Most of the earlier spawn in the pond has been moved to the water butt, to prevent the goldfish polishing off the tadpoles. The spawn found on the yard does not appear to be fertile, but that from the pond is clearly developing.
22nd February 2007
The frogs have been busy, but at least this time they got the spawn in the pond!
21st February 2007
Well, I got home from work today to find three small clumps of frogspawn - on the concrete yard! We've had some heavy rainfall, so I can only assume that it was either washed out of the pond or actually laid in the yard whilst it was wet. Anyway, I've put it in the small water butt in the corner of the yard and it'll be interesting to see if any tadpoles hatch. I haven't seen any frogs lately, but they're clearly around.
1st January 2007
The first photo of the pnod in 2007. There was a big thunderstorm overhead at lunch time and the result was a huge downpour of pea-sized hail, leaving everything looking white.