There is much activity in the pond, the mild weather has brought a second wave of mating amphibians.
Now it’s taken me a while to work this out, but I think this is a toad
and these are frogs, who spawned back in March
The frog spawn has hatched and its a seething mass of tadpoles
Toads (and please correct me if I’ve mistaken their identity) don’t seem to have a lot of road sense.
Which is why Mr Uphilldowndale and I were shifting a bucket full of toads off the drive at 03:30 the other morning so we could get the car on the road without squashing any. The things we do.