I was back up in North Mayo again this week and came upon these black looking Common Frogs. I have not seen Frogs this dark for many years. They shared their pond with lots of interesting invertebrates like Pond Skaters, Great Diving Beetle nymphs and other aquatic creatures. Also out and about this week in the warm sunshine were lots of dragonflies and other beetles.
Common Frogs © John N Murphy
Giant Diving Beetle nymph eating a tadpole © John N Murphy
Pond Skater © John N Murphy
Green Tiger Beetle Cincindela campestris © John N Murphy
Pine Weevil © John N Murphy
Carabus Granulatus Beetle © John N Murphy