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Common Frog

Common Frogs are a garden favourite. Whilst found in all countries in Great Britain, the common frog is also found in parts of Europe and as far east as Japan.

Common frogs are semi-aquatic amphibians that can live on land and in water. Their webbed feet, accompanied by their long legs, have adapted over many millions of years to swim in water with ease and this is why you see them in and around ponds, rivers and grasslands.

Fact - Common frogs can lay from 3,000 - 6,000 eggs each time. 

Frogs require water to reproduce. Once their eggs have been fertilised, they form a protective jelly that combines one egg to another as well as to their surroundings. This will most likely remind you of a time when you caught a glimpse of the sublime eggs before they are hatched into tadpoles during February to March time. 

The frogs' diet consists of live bugs, spiders, wood lice, snails and also slugs. Frogs have adapted to have long sticky tongue that launches out of its mouth to catch its prey for consumption. 

The loss of frogs habitats due to raised global temperatures has resulted in the frogs numbers to be impacted but with the amazing work that the The South-East Woodland Project does, habitats can be conserved and created with planting projects and a number of initiatives which would help the common frogs' numbers to be maintained for generations to come.