Driving through Frogs
I’ve just got back from a job, I won’t say exactly where it was just in case anyone with bad intentions reads this, but I have never seen so many frogs in my life! As I drove down the road, I first thought that they were leaves scattered over the road, what with the high winds we have had around the UK over the last few days. But as I looked a bit closer I realised what they were, as leaves would have been predominantly flat, but what I could see was mainly not, I say mainly as although it was a pretty narrow road this had obviously been going on for some time and several cars had obviously already gone through, leaving quite a few of them squished on the road.
When I got back I told my partner about it and was told that frogs have migration paths, so if it was a particularly large lake over the other side of the road (I don’t know because it was pretty dark by then) that they all head back to the place they were born in the spring to breed and lay their spawn, which all makes sense to me. I must admit to knowing very little about nature being a driver. But this got me onto the web, looking it up and finding out a bit more about British wildlife.
There is loads of info’ so I didn’t get very far, but I did find a few interesting things, both from the wildlife conservation type of groups who tend to specialise in a particular type of species, but there are also quite a few suppliers of wildlife equipment who have lots of related information about wildlife available, so I learnt quite a bit in a short space of time and decided to share that now I’m typing away anyway.
For example, did you know that Muntjac deer give birth all year round (they are the little ones which are about the size of a dog with the tusks). Or that you can tell the difference between a Buzzard and a Red Kite by the shape of it’s tail, the Buzzard has a fan shaped tail, whereas a Red Kite has a forked tail.
All in all it has made me think a bit about nature and animals a bit more, so next time I’m out driving around in the countryside, I’ll take a bit more notice of what I see and then look it up when I get home.