Now - I promised you the water garden Easter eggs, right? Suprise! Some of you love them, some of you are put off by them. Frogs and Toads. Both friendly garden creatures. The sacks or clusters of either frog or toad eggs in your pond. For most of you who cannot tell them apart ,you probably have toad eggs. If you are squeamish and want those so called “nasty things out of the pond” you probably don’t have friendly frogs all year, because those of us that do, love them.
Hence, don’t worry about the clusters, toads don’t live in the water. As soon as the little black tadpoles develop legs they will leave the pond on their own, also bigger fish suck them up like a vaccum. How do I tell what animal is in the pond or laid the eggs? Perhaps you saw the adults. Toads are rough, normally lighter skinned, beige or brown, and look bumpy or dry. Frogs are green or brownish- green, their skin looks moist and they are more likely to sit on rocks or lily pads all day and plop into the pond when you startle them. Toads will sometimes just start hoping through your watergarden as a pond is simply a “public forum” to meet other toads.