Common Frog

Common Frog - Neil WyattCommon Frog - Neil Wyatt

Latin name: Rana temporaria

The Common frog is easily overlooked, and as such is scarcely recorded except in gardens Alderney.  It spends much of its life in damp places and breeds in shallow freshwater ponds, hibernating only during the coldest months.

Individuals are known to be present around Longis Pond, and have been seen in gardens and ponds across the island; if you see a Common Frog, or frog-spawn, please let us know!

Status in Alderney: Common

Status in UK: Protected under Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981

Worldwide IUCN Red List: not listed