Hug me, squeeze me! Amplexus.

Amplexus is a Latin word meaning embrace. The male frog clasps the female in a tight embrace; some literally glue themselves onto their partner. I’m sticking with you babe!   The embrace itself varies: some males grab their partner round the waist; others hold their lady frogs under their armpits; and some – like the passionate poison…

A small frog with a big voice!

I came across this small pond frog whilst staying in northern Thailand recently.  They were inhabiting water filled lily-pots outside my bedroom at a charming resort called Malee’s Nature Lovers Bungalows, Doi Chiang Dao (1).  They made quite a lot of noise, but it was a nice noise and quickly lulled me to sleep!  Before going…

A malee of mating frogs

  Whilst I was waiting for a flight back to London at the small airport at La Coruna, in northwest Spain, I went for a walk outside the terminal building and found a pond full of mating frogs! It was a nice way to spend the time waiting for my flight and I was able to…