Ponds are full of life
Reptiles on land and in water
Croaking, bubbling or an impressive spawning guise?

The diverse flora and fauna of small water bodies spring to life in the spring

In small water bodies – brooks, ponds and wetlands – the onset of spring is sudden. The ice cover is quickly melted by the combined effect of melt water and the sun’s rays, allowing the imprisoned water underneath to flow free once more. The frogs that have spent their winter in the bottom mud of ponds climb out of the water with stiff legs, invertebrates reanimate, the birds return and grass snakes warm themselves in the shelter of the plants.