What do you give the man who has everything?

I’d give him a push.

This morning I was given a Frog.

This is a true story. I received a phone call from a worried neighbour. She had found a frog and she wasn’t sure what it was. It looked liked a normal frog but it had orange spots all over it and this was the third orange spotted frog that she had seen. Would I have a look at it and tell her what it was?

I am always happy to help my neighbours.

Hmmm, this looks serious.

Common FrogMy guess is that this little frog is on his way to froggy heaven.

Rana temporariaI have seen this kind of thing before. There is not much that you can do about it. Except push them back in the water.

Common Frog

Common Frog

Common FrogSo here we are, Froggy Heaven. (It is at the bottom of our garden)

Froggy HeavenI like a nice wet frog.

Common Frog

Common Frog

Common Frog

Common FrogRun wild and free my little friend. Go and see if you can find my newt. I put her down here somewhere.

Common Frog

Common Frog


18 thoughts on “What do you give the man who has everything?”

  1. How sad that so many of our village ponds have disappeared. When I was small we used to hundred of tiny frogs migrating through our garden, now I would say I’ve seen less than 10 in the last few years.


    1. Thanks Stephen 🙂 We are lucky that the farm is at the bottom of gently sloping fields and out back it is really quite marshy. Not so good for the sheep but if it is very wet they go on the hillside.


    1. Hi Emily Thanks 🙂 It is just algae that has dried on his skin or maybe seeds that he has picked up crossing the garden. I did not think to look around the garden in question for the orange seeds but if she has seen three orange spotted frogs then she has got something with orange seeds near to her back door. It all washed off.


  2. Newts are great. We had them in the garden as kids. 40 years later I built a wildlife pond and was overjoyed when newts moved in. Frogs are good too except when they get overexcited and noisy – its amplexus time folks.


  3. I love frogs and toads and we ought to have lots in out garden. In our big pond we have lots of fish (carp and rudd) and visits from herons and tufted ducks. I also suspect we may have a turtle or terrapin which I am a little upset about. This may be why we don’t have so many frogs. What do you think?


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