The Wilden Marsh Blog


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

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.

Amorous toads in the water rails’s pond after dark.

Will you get off my back! It’s another two weeks before the start of the toad mating season.

Spring starts during the latter half of next month! Yahoo! For me, the heralds of spring are the Lagoon Field common toads. Thousands of toads begin their journey from Wilden Lane Lagoon Field around 9th March every year; they walk across the Northern Corridor to mate in North Pond, at the southern end of the Swamp. At the start of the spectacle, the Northern Corridor and North Pond Pasture are carpeted with… Read More