|The Marsh Frog|
Taking a leap to the bottom of the pond using it's long hind legs
Breeding takes place in March and April
The smaller male holds on tightly to the larger female whilst mating
|The March Frog has a large head, and it's eyes are on top of it's head. When swimming it can remain submerged whilst looking for prey, and keeping safe from predators .|
|The lighter green back stripe is clearly visible on this photo|
The March frog is Europes largest water dwelling frog, and a powerful swimmer. It is also an amazing jumper,and always ready to jump into deep water at the first sign of a disturbance sprinting with it's long back legs. It is green in colour although there is a large variation in colour pattern, ranging from dark green to brown or grey. A lighter green line on the back is generally present. The female grows to 17cm in length but the male is much smaller. The diet of the March Frog consists of dragonflies and small invertebrates.