Join in the Big Spawn Count 2012

Do you have a pond in your garden? Is it home to any frogs or toads? Take part in the Big Spawn Count 2012 and help Pond Conservation with valuable research.

The Big Spawn Count survey aims to find out how many frogs and toads are breeding in garden ponds.

By counting the number of spawn clumps in your pond and submitting your results online, you’ll contribute to important research.

A toadWhat is spawn?
Spawn is the term used to describe the eggs deposited by frogs and toads in the water. Frogs deposit spawn in large clumps, while toads deposit their spawn in long strings.

The Big Spawn Count is a joint survey supported by Pond Conservation, Amphibian and Reptile Conservation (ARC) and Amphibian and Reptile Groups of UK (ARGUK).

Discover the health of your pond with the OPAL water survey
By identifying the creatures living in your pond, you can find out a great deal about the water quality.