Friday, March 04, 2011

First Toad of the Year

First Toad of the year, it's been a long winter and only now are my wee friends beginning to show themselves. I have noticed over the years that toads remain in the same territory, even if you move them, they come back. This wee chap hangs around the house entrance. The breeding pond lies about 15 metres away and soon it will be heaving with copulating toads, croaking away soon to be followed by the frogs and newts. When this happens you know it's spring.

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