Frogspawn in our Orchard Carp lake

Look what the warm weather has brought, to our lovely Orchard Carp Lake, a new clump of frogspawn. Frogspawn is made up of thousands of single eggs, each one having a tiny black tadpole embryo surrounded in jelly. The Frogs lay so many eggs beacuse most do not survive to adulthood. From the three thousand eggs that one female lays, only around five will become adult frogs. The rest of the eggs or tadpoles may be eaten by birds, fish, newts, water beetles, dragonflies or simply dry up before hatching.