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Tag: Common Frogs

October’s Water Garden

October’s Water Garden With the onset of winter and an end to those lazy sunny summer days, October can be seen as a miserable month with excessive rainfall, early frosts and grey clouds, but on a bright sunny autumn day, nature can still put on a magnificent display of colours.   Colour and Beauty Our […]

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Great Crested Newts

Great Crested Newts Tritusus Cristatus more commonly known as (Greater Crested Newts), are the largest out of our three British species.  Females can grow to a length of 17cm which is three times the size of Palmate and Smooth Newts.  Although they are widespread throughout Europe, their biggest populations are found in Britain.  Despite this, […]

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The Importance of Marginal Plants

The Importance of Marginal Plants There are many different categories of water plants, and just as plants have adapted to all areas of land, they have also adapted to all areas of the water.   In this article, I will talk about freshwater ponds, streams, dykes, lakes, dew ponds and even man-made canals.  It’s in all […]

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Wildlife Ponds

Wildlife Ponds Everywhere in nature where you find fresh water, you will also find a diverse Eco-system of wildlife. Lakes, Ponds, Streams, Rivers, Canals, Fens, Marshes, Dew Ponds and Mountain Tarns are home to thousands of animal and plant species such as, Birds, Amphibians, Reptiles, Mammals, Fish, and Invertebrates.   All these intriguing little creatures are […]

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Native Aquatic Plants of Britain

Native Aquatic Plants of Britain One of the things we have plenty of and contribute to our rich green isles, is rainfall.  Plenty of rainfall means plenty of wet habitats for our wildlife forming lakes, ponds, rivers, streams, bogs, marshes and woodland swamps.  Wherever you find fresh water, you will also find plants.  This aquatic […]

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Marsh Frogs

Marsh Frogs Questions I frequently get asked every year by customers visiting our nursery is “What is that noise,” or “What sort of birds are making that noise,” and to that I simply reply “oh, those are our Marsh Frogs”. During the breeding season, the Males become very loud and vocal and will happily carry […]

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Frog Spawning Season

Frog Spawning Season After all the heavy snow and freezing conditions we usually experience in December, spring is always a welcome sight & thankfully just around the corner. January and February so far, have been reasonably mild, & if you know what to look for, there are signs of spring arriving as soon as the last of the snow has melted […]

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