Although toad mating has not yet peaked on Wilden Marsh Nature Reserve, it’s frog and toad spawning galore in North Pond today.

For the past couple of weeks, I’ve seen increasing signs of activity outside the marsh badger setts. Extensive spring cleaning has taken place, and much spoil has appeared around the entrances. Yesterday I set up two camera traps to capture any overnight action. Below is the result of my efforts:

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The central drainage ditch feeding South Pool.

North Pond is filling up wth mating toads. I videoed them under water this morning. The vid is a bit shaky and muffled in places because the pond weeds were interfering with my flippers.

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