It’s nearly that time again when the frogs come out to breed and the amphibian season gives us an excuse paddle around in ponds with nets and buckets. The frogs are already breeding in Wales and southern England so it shouldnt be too long before they are here too (snow permitting). Last year they started spawning in early March around Glasgow, but this year I think it will be much earlier, due to warmer temperatures compared to last year (believe it or not!).

As always, I’m keen to hear of any amphibian sightings and look forward to hearing when people start seeing spawn. Check out the Amphibian and Reptile Groups of the UK website:

to find your local group and to get involved with amphibian and reptile research and conservation across the UK. The Clyde ARG website has details of activities that are going on in the Glasgow area:

Happy hunting!