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The 'Common Frog' is between 6 to 9 cm (2.4 to 3.5 in) long. The frog is found in a wide variety of areas including Europe, the Arctic Circle, Urals and even as far west as Ireland. The amphibian ranges in colour between yellowish, olive green, grey-brown, brown and olive-brown. Also, black and red varients have also been spotted in Scotland. The frog is capable of becoming lighter or darker in colour to blend with it's surroundings.
These are solitary creatures, living near ponds in long grass and marshes until the breeding season - which can start as early as February. Congregating around both wild and garden ponds there is a frenzy of activity whilst spawning takes place (please see video). My garden is quite big, with a good amount of species plants as well as vegitables. I provide lots of cover and shelter for the wildlife with piles of logs, leaves, stones, slate and muddy areas. I also leave the garden a little messy over-winter to provide shelter and food for wildlife. The grass is left on the 'long side' most of the time. and we back onto field and woodland area that stretch for miles. We have hundreds of frogs and toads in our garden at any one time (of all ages). Consequently we never have a problem with slugs and snails eating our plants. The frog in the photo comes to my small 'sink' pond every evening. He has got really tame now and enjoys me tickling his/her chin.
All photos were taken in my garden. All videos were from pond in field at side of my garden. Above citation - Wikipedia (see reference)