Posted: 17/12/2013 at 18:23
I saw a programme where some tadpoles in mountain lakes didn't develope into frogs.
The ones in my pond are newly hatched. They are all in clumps on waterweed. They must have been laid about a month ago and I did think i heard toads calling one night when the dog had his walk.
I will do as you suggest and keep that bit of pond free of ice, maybe float a ball in.
Perhaps the toads know something we don't and we aren't going to have any cold weather and go straight into spring.