frogspawn


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frogspawn

a mass of fertilized frogs' eggs or developing tadpoles, each egg being surrounded by a protective nutrient jelly
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I didn't see my first queen bumblebee until early March and frogspawn here in the cold hollow of the upper Severn Valley doesn't appear until late February at the earliest.
At night, an ugly mob of gangster frogs drag themselves from 'the deep, dark depths and muddy murk' to terrorise the peaceful citizens and kidnap frogspawn and tadpoles.
In a second study, Ferrari's team showed that without encountering the "smell of danger" while frogspawn, frogs deem the newt odour as safe and are unable to associate it with danger thereafter.
And the experts say the tell-tale indicators we should be looking out for in Scotland are frogspawn and butterflies.
Frogspawn thermal insulation spheres are popular in the plating industry, which form a floating blanket on the surface of solutions to reduce thermal loss by up to 70%, and minimise fumes and splashing.
I left a luminous bubble, or two or three, or a whole swath, hardly larger, hardly more significant, so it seemed, than the fireflies that signaled from the cliffsides, or the spermy swarm of stars awash above, as thick as frogspawn, denoting generation: patrimony.
Find frogs and frogspawn Frogs start mating from January onwards, so look out for frogspawn in ponds, ditches and slow-moving streams.
At the pond they observed the frogs in their natural environment and looked for frogspawn.
Q My little garden pond is chock-a-block with frogspawn.
My pond shimmers with frogspawn, the daffs are in full bloom and a hare the size of a dog zig-zagged across a stubble field this morning.
Don't worry about the amount of frogspawn produced, there is no such thing as 'too much' spawn.
Simply by letting us know when and where you spotted your first snowdrop or frogspawn of the year, we can begin to understand the impact of climate change on our native species," said Dr Kate Lewthwaite, the Trust's Nature's Calendar manager.