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WindyMiller


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Nature on CairnGorm
Date Posted: 18.20hrs on Tue 2 Jul 13
I was walking down the daylodge not far from the dog leg the other day after a wee ski down the Ciste and came across a bit of a surprise, a frog/toad (don't know the difference) hopping through the heather. Is this normal? There are a few burns and marshy areas up there but I did not expect to see this, can the water coarse up there sustain tadpoles? It would have been a mammoth climb for the wee thing if it had come from the mountain garden. Any thoughts? And what happens in our cairngorm winter?

PS Mrs WM says the difference between a frog and a toad is if you kiss a frog it turns into a hansom prince. Not sure what happens to a toad!
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Re: Nature on CairnGorm
Date Posted: 22.31hrs on Tue 2 Jul 13
Yes it's normal, see the occasional frog on the hill but nothing like at Glencoe. Meall a' Bhuiridh is alive with the things practically to the Summit. Every time I go up during the summer I see at least one, usually a good few, often leaping out from under feet/poles in the nick of time! I've seen them on the top third of the Main Basin.
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