With the weather nice and warm all sorts of Spring flora and fauna is being spotted throughout the Blackwater Valley.
At Southwood Woodland, on our volunteer work party this past Sunday, Paul spotted this Common Frog in amongst the emerging Spring flowers. Perhaps it was on its way to our new pond!
The Freshwater Habitats Trust, who we have worked with on Hawley Meadows to collect eDNA data on Great Crested Newts, are collecting data on the whereabouts of frog and toad spawn throughout the country in their PondNet Spawn Survey 2019.
So far there are no records for the Blackwater Valley area! So keep an eye out in your local ponds and if you find some spawn let us know and add it to their records here: