Are frogs good for your ponds?
Even if you don't particularly like them, frogs do perform some pretty important functions that could greatly benefit your garden pond. A typical frog will eat more than 100 insects and other pests a day, including mosquitos, flies and ticks that can potentially carry deadly diseases.
Frogs, and the appearance of frog spawn, can indicate whether a pond is healthy or not too. Amphibians tend to have difficulty settling and spawning in ponds that have water quality issues or are particularly polluted, overgrown or prone to active predators.
Amphibians will migrate to ponds during the spring, often returning to areas where they may have spawned in previous years. Even If ponds have been filled-in or removed it can be common for amphibians to return to the same area.
How do I attract frogs to my garden pond?
It's easy to encourage frogs to visit your pond by providing a pond where tadpoles can develop, that has at least one shallowly sloping side up to dry land to allow frogs to access the habitat.
Build your ponds in areas with partial sun and partial shade and make it at least 60cm (2ft) deep. If you are unable to create a slope or easy access point for frogs to enter, adding a wooden ramp or stones and rocks to climb on will work too.
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