Do you remember drawing the frog life cycle as a child at school? I do, and we are lucky enough to have a jar full at home for some really close study. It is not advisable to remove spawn from a pond, but we have been able to as we are moving some to the school pond which has no frogs in, and hasn't for the last few years. It is also not a good idea to move things from one pond to another in case you spread disease. The ponds in question however, are close to each other, and the school one has been empty for a few years of any frogs, toads or newts, so it seems that any amphibians are not going to stumble across it on their own! It is estimated that the UK has lost over 70% of its ponds between 1880 and 1980 and the species that call a pond their home, have suffered similar losses.
We are closely watching the small black dots in their jelly balls, to see what happens over the next couple of weeks and draw what we see. Once they become tadpoles with little legs, we will release them into the pond and hope that they survive to grow into big frogs.