On the 15th February Phil Males wrote:
Although I have no spawn yet this year whilst I was walking on the footpath through the woods in Chineham near the A33 today and spotted about 10 clumps of spawn in a water-filled ditch. Although this is a regular spawning spot it is a little earlier than usual this year. The depth of water is less then 12 inches so I guess the ditch warms up faster than my pond which is 36 inches deep at the deepest spot. I will let you know when my frogs start which weather permitting should be soon. There are already a few hopeful males lurking under water plus a number of almost albino smooth newts. The newts arrived soon after Christmas but why they are so pale in colour I have no idea. I thought they were dead when I first saw them but no they are definitely very much alive. But they do look ghostly.
On the 20th February Carol Bartlett wrote:
Just noticed frogs have spawned in Heron Park for the first time this year overnight now 20th February don’t usually see spawn for another week ten days here so unusual’
Last Updated on March 1, 2018