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Springwatch: Frogspawn

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In February and March we start to see signs of spring as the blossom begins to bloom and the crocuses splash the floor with colours. But one thing which solidifies that spring is creeping into our lives is the sight of frogspawn.

The common frog is Northern Irelands only species of frog and their spawn can be easily identified by the large clumps of jelly-like structure protecting precious embryos. In just 16 weeks the back legs will have grown, followed by the front and before you know it, they have evolved into tiny froglets ready to venture into the big wild world.   

Keep a lookout for these wonderful amphibians and report your sightings to the PondNet Spawn Survey 2021