Week Seven

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This is the seventh week of our online home learning resources, we hope that you are finding them useful! This week is all about how to be water- and environmentally-conscious when gardening because what we do in our garden can have big impacts on what happens in our rivers. The Wildlife Fact file for this week is about a common visitor to garden ponds, the common frog.

We have introduced these online learning opportunities in response to Covid-19, which has prevented us from going into schools in the Ribble Catchment as we normally would. This is our way of bringing our educational topics to you at home so you can continue to learn all about rivers and wildlife. Each week we will be providing a new main topic, a Wildlife Fact file and a quiz.

The Prezi below is about water friendly gardening and how you can benefit rivers and freshwater habitats by what choices you make in your garden.

This week’s Wildlife Fact file is all about the common frog, read all about it below and click on the image to open it as a pdf.


  1. Why is water friendly gardening important?
    1. So our gardens look nice
    2. It reduces our carbon footprint
    3. It keeps our neighbours happy
    4. It saves watering cans
  1. What colour is the common frog?
    1. Yellow
    2. Brown
    3. Green
    4. Any of these colours
  1. How can you reduce water use in your garden?
    1. Collect rainwater to use on your garden
    2. Keep watering cans filled
    3. Replace all grass with concrete
    4. Use lots of fertiliser
  1. Where do frogs breed?
    1. Trees
    2. Grassland
    3. Forest
    4. Ponds
  1. How can you encourage natural predators into your garden?
    1. Hang bird feeders and bird boxes
    2. Plant invasive plant species
    3. Put up signs for them to find your garden
    4. All of the above
  1. Where might you find frogs in the winter?
    1. In a pond
    2. Hiding in trees
    3. Holidaying in the south
    4. Hibernating under logs
  1. What is an invasive species?
    1. Plants and animals in an area where they don’t naturally occur
    2. Martians
    3. Plants and animals from space
    4. Animals fighting for food
  1. How many eggs can a female frog lay?
    1. Up to 1000
    2. Up to 2000
    3. Up to 3000
    4. Up to 4000
  1. What can you use instead of fertiliser to reduce chemical use in your garden?
    1. Slug pellets
    2. Compost
    3. Himalayan Balsam
    4. Peat
  1. What are frog eggs called?
    1. Frogspawn
    2. Tadpoles
    3. Froglets
    4. Raft

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