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Common Frogs mating

My Flora and Fauna Friday post this week is a continuation of last week’s post of a male Common Frog (Rana temporaria) croaking to attract a mate.

This week a pair of Common Frogs are mating in a garden pond at Hatherton near Nantwich in southern Cheshire, England. This is known as amplexus, males develop nuptial pads to help them clasp the female. This allows them to kick away rival males.

Flora and Fauna Friday: 12th March 2021

6 replies on “Common Frogs mating”

Thanks Russell. When I was living in central England in the 1990s the population seemed to be increasing, possibly due to the popularity of garden ponds. On the other hand in this part of Ontario it’s rare to see a frog these days.

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