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A new look 'Wild In My Garden' thread :)

 

To continue where we left off with the rare sightings of our luminous yellow frog . . .

 

Eggnog has been spotted a few times this last week, both during the day and evening. He seems to like the garden - he's brought his mate round tonight :)

 

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They seem like quite a sporty pair. Here they are practicing leap-frog . . . At least I think it’s leap-frog.

 

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Hello!

 

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And here’s our regular hedgehog visitor . . .

 

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There's another hedgehog but he seems to arrive for second sitting and I haven’t got a photo yet.


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And finally tonight here’s a little newt . . .

 

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I found a toad under my wheelie bin the other night. I had told my 3 year old it was a frog, but then was corrected by everybody that this is apparently a toad. I think.

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I love toads! Rounder faces than a pointy face/mouth of a frog, short back legs (they don’t hop like a frog, they more sort of march) and not slippy like a frog. And you can’t eat them (apparently).


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If I recall correctly, the difference between a frog and a toad is just the name we humans have assigned. A species of frog could legitimately be called a toad and vice versa.

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If I recall correctly, the difference between a frog and a toad is just the name we humans have assigned. A species of frog could legitimately be called a toad and vice versa.

 

Invertebrates are more my thing, so I’m not claiming to be a frog expert, but from memory the difference is the glands on the back of the head... I THINK it’s that toads have big ones and frogs small (or none). Would make sense given the chubby/puffy parts on the back of the one in the picture :)

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Ah, that now prompted me to check, so I was wrong. A toad can be correctly called a frog as all toads are part of the group collectively called frogs, but a frog may/may not be a toad.

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And finally tonight here’s a little newt . . .

 

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That's not any old newt, that's my old chum "Tiny". I call him that cos he's *my newt*...

 

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That's not any old newt, that's my old chum "Tiny". I call him that cos he's *my newt*...

 

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Eat, drink and be merry

 

I'll line 'em up . . .


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I call this a thrip, not sure what their proper name is!

 

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A second thrip . . .

 

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@MildredM I am no entomologist but I think they are shield bugs. Thrips are tiny thin things that try to fly but fail.


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@MildredM I am no entomologist but I think they are shield bugs.

 

They are definitely a bug! Shield shaped ;)

 

Thrips are tiny thin things that try to fly but fail.

 

Oh yes! I’ve been getting my thrips muddled with my other things!

 

There's a new one appeared, just now! A baby!

 

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Not quite in my garden but close....

 

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Not quite in my garden but close....

 

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Oh my! An escapee? Hope the owner can be located.


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No sign of Eggnog Frog for over a week now. In fact we haven’t seen any frogs or toads since the weather came really hot. This one popped out tonight from nowhere when I was watering up just now though :)

 

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Oh my! An escapee? Hope the owner can be located.

If it is the same creature, it has been successfully living wild for several years.

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Found this in the poly tunnel last night. Hawk moth

 

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a grinder a lever and some beans

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Found this in the poly tunnel last night. Hawk moth

 

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I found the caterpillar for one of those years ago, wondered what the heck it was, about 75 mm long with a horn at one end.Not seen one in the moth state other than in a book.

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I found the caterpillar for one of those years ago, wondered what the heck it was, about 75 mm long with a horn at one end.Not seen one in the moth state other than in a book.

 

First one Id seen in the wild. Impressive looking moth


a grinder a lever and some beans

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Hedgie made his way in to our kitchen last night scouting out the dog food

 

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Hedgie made his way in to our kitchen last night scouting out the dog food

 

 

Does Hedgie ever bring her mate, Fundie?

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They’ve landed together tonight!

 

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And 3 of these just now!

 

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