PondNet Spawn Survey 2017

Help us collect data on the whereabouts of frog and toad spawn across the country by taking part in our PondNet Spawn Survey 2017!

HLF logo If you have a local park or garden pond with evidence of breeding frogs and toads, or you spot some spawn while out on a walk, why not record your findings and contribute to our spawn survey?

From now until the end of May this year we will be running a new survey to collect important data on the location of breeding frogs and toads across the country. Thames-Water-Logo-300x300We’ll be asking you to record both toad and frog spawn in your garden ponds, local community ponds, and any ponds you come across in your adventures in the countryside.

You can download the survey recording form, take a look at how to identify toad and frog spawn and learn how to find a grid reference for your survey pond below.

So far we have received 1300 spawn survey records! Have you spotted any tadpoles or immature toads and frogs? We’d like to hear about it!

After completing the survey you can upload your findings using the form below.

Your survey findings will be fed into our WaterNet database where your data will be freely available for Government bodies, NGOs and local people to download to feed into local wildlife plans and other surveys. We will also pass all our records on to Record Pool, the national database on reptiles and amphibians in the UK.


Spawn survey results

(for communication and evaluation purposes, including through Freshwater Habitats Trust's Ripples and PPW newsletters - we will never pass on your email address to third parties)
(Please give your pond a name if unknown)

(Please share any photos you have taken of your frog and toad spawn sightings - Freshwater Habitats Trust may use these photos for advertising and communication purposes, including in print and online, and will credit the photographer)