A little birdie told me that in Yorkshire the weather lore says –
If frogspawn appears early it is a sign of a mild spring and of early weather that’s suitable for tadpoles.
Another little birdie told me –
If frogspawn is in a sheltered part of a pond it means that spring will be wet and windy. If the frogspawn is out in the middle of the pond it means a dry spring and early summer. It is because frogs choose deep water if they know there is going to be a drought.
Aren’t frogs clever?
And aren’t my little birdies clever to know this?