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Common Frog

Rana temporaria


Dorsal surface and flanks, Very variable in colour, typically yellowish brown, brown but may be olive green coloured and some individuals have a reddish or yellow appearance. Variably spotted or striped.


Our most familiar native amphibian and a regular garden visitor, you may encounter the Common Frog from late February to early October. They often breed in garden ponds between February and March. Frogs are most likely to be seen during the breeding season, though sub adults may frequent garden ponds throughout the summer months. Adult frogs will range far from their breeding ponds and may be found almost anywhere at this time, from open fields to the more expected damp areas close to standing water.


Please do not be tempted to transfer the spawn of Common Frogs to garden ponds. There is a risk that in doing so you may spread the disease redleg, that is currently afflicting this species in the UK. Frogs will very quickly find and use your garden pond of their own accord, if conditions are favourable to them

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England, United Kingdom

Lat: 52.50, Long: -3.12

Spotted on Sep 7, 2012
Submitted on Nov 22, 2012

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