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NBNR  -  amphibians

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frog in pond
common frog (Willow Pond)

frogspawn
frogspawn

common frof
common frog (Oct 2019)


edible frog by Puckles Pond

edible frog by Puckles Pond

edible frog by Puckles Pond
edible frog (Puckles Pond, 2008)
edible frog (Sep 2019)

edible frog in Meadow Pond

edible frogs in Meadow Pond

edible frog in Meadow Pond
edible frogs (Meadow Pond, Jun 2021)
edible frog in Meadow Pond edible frog in Meadow Pond edible frog in Meadow Pond
edible frog, Meadow Pond (May 2021)
The Term "non-native frog" is used to describe a member of the Marsh-Edible-Pool Frog complex (also called water frogs). These are difficult to identify in the field without either capturing them and measuring the length of their hind limbs, or analysing their calls. A colony of edible frogs was identified as living in the Reserve in 2012 by Ray Cranfield of the Essex Amphibian & Reptile Group. Sightings of non-native frogs in the Reserve are assumed to be edible frogs. (The edible frog is a hybrid of the marsh frog and the pool frog. They produce gametes of marsh frogs and so can breed with marsh frogs to produce more marsh frogs, but if they breed with pool frogs then they produce more edible frogs.)


smooth newts smooth newts
smooth newts (Puckles Pond, May 2020)
smooth newts smooth newt



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thanks to Betty Haynes for the first common frog and frogspawn photos
thanks to Mark Williams for the 2008 edible frog photos
thanks to John Pettitt for the 2019 frog photos and the photos of the smooth newts
thanks to Richard Chew Photography for the 2021 frog photos
email contact - info@nbnrs.org.uk
last updated - 24 June 2021
URL - http://www.nbnrs.org.uk/gall11_amphibians.html