Common Frog (Rana temporaria)
I spotted the frog on my patio again this morning as he struggled to climb back up to the path.
Frogs are welcome visitors to my garden as they feed on insects,slugs and snails.
Frogs only move by hopping and can cover up to half a metre in a single jump but that's on level ground.
Climbing upwards appeared to be a different proposition.
I watched as he made half a dozen attempts to leap up...
...moving along the wall as he fell back looking for a better grip.
When he finally made it he sat resting for a good five minutes before jumping into the flowerbed.
Frogs hibernate from late October to February so this little fella will soon be looking for somewhere to shelter. They spend the winter sheltering under rocks, in compost heaps or at the bottom of ponds.
I don't have a pond but he is welcome to stay if he can find a safe spot.