Every year I start of with the best intentions of keeping a garden diary. I note when the first frogs arrive for spawning and also which vegetables I am growing in which bed (makes it easier for crop rotation). But then it all falls by the wayside – as work and my own garden keep me from writing said diary.
Fortunately I do note the arrival of the frogs – and they are bang on time (if there is ‘frog time’) this year!
Some years they show up briefly and then come back around now to spawn properly. Last year they showed themselves on March 22 (like this year) and then disappeared until it got warmer in April and had a second spawning. This year they seem to assume that this is it – it won’t get too cold for the tadpoles.
I do hope that they are right about that!