No activity at The Pond today. This is what I think happened: last week, there were 10 males at the pond. Waiting, they would occasionally say “gribbit”. My suggestion is that they were staking out the pond waiting for an egg laden female to arrive.
It must have happened because there is plenty of frog spawn in the water. I’ll miss them but there are fascinating treats to come- tadpoles and then tiny frogs. I will construct some log piles for their cover.
Update: the duck-weed has fully covered and I’ve seen two frogs. The frogs were much smaller than the croakers that filled the pond last week. Maybe the remainders are female, or are they another species?