https://www.farmcottages.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/014.jpg 2304 3072 Fiona Walker https://www.farmcottages.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Alt-Logo-AKF-styled-amp-UC.png Fiona Walker2013-04-16 20:23:542016-10-25 20:55:04Frogspawn in our Orchard Carp lake
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.