Frogs turn up to spawn despite the cold spring.
The first are thought to have moved in to pools near the Pytchley Bridge over the nights of 4th & 5th of March, both had been sunny days and temperatures a bit higher. We first saw them on Thursday 7th as the weather cooled again. Others have arrived since and one of the pools had 86 clumps of spawn by the 9th.
Despite this numbers are well down compared with the same time last year, so it may be a long drawn out breeding season.
See Ashlawn Frogs 2013 for more detail