Frogs a sign of things to come?

EDITOR – On the mild, wet evening of Saturday, February 19, I found frogspawn and four frogs in and around the pond in my garden in the centre of Louth.

This is the earliest that I have ever found any in the seven years since I created the pond.

The earliest I have recorded it was last year (2010) when it was on February 25. Has anyone found any earlier than Feb 18, and is this an indication of how the weather is going to be?

Helen Long

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