Amphibians

4th April 2006, Tuesday

Our native amphibians are very active now, despite the cold weather. Today at Castle Water there were Great Crested Newts displaying and laying eggs (in the picture I think she is folding the leaves with hind legs while laying an egg). The Marsh Frogs, introduced from Hungary in 1930’s, are only occasionally seen in early Spring, and will not be calling for a few more weeks yet.
Female Great Crested Newt