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Preventing frogs freezing to death in wdlife ponds

Posted: 10/05/2013 at 19:09

Thanks very much! It was an old metal bath and it was buried to ground level, yes. So it was maybe 1 foot 2 or 2 inches throughout

so to improve I should use a liner and dig deeper in part. I would love to do this and may well do BUT unlike my big old allotment this is now my small back garden to my terraced house and my partner will need some convincing to let me dig a large pond! So to explore an alternative, If a large pond were ruled out do you think I'd be attracting much just with some kind of small trays and bowls of water along with lots of rotten leaves, rotting logs, pots etc etc maybe good for toads but not frogs? 

thanks again!

Preventing frogs freezing to death in wdlife ponds

Posted: 10/05/2013 at 17:22

Hi,

about three years ago in the autumn  I made a wildlife pond out of a bath tub and did everything I'd read you should do in terms of helpful plants, rocks etc but that winter was incredibly cold, down to at least -12c at which point I would imagine the entire pond froze. I never had the pleasure of seeing any life in the pond but when the pond thawed about a dozen swollen dead frogs floated to the top!

im now in a new garden and am very keen to have an area to encourage frogs And toads but am desperate not to be responsible for more frog genocide! Any help hugely appreciated in terms of creating a helpful wet area.

thanks 

harvey

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