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Penny Anderson on the Heron

Ecologist Penny Anderson recalls the annual visits of the herons which like to raid her garden ponds for frogs.

Ecologist Penny Anderson wonders whether evolution is a work in her garden as the behaviour of the frogs in her ponds seems to be changing in response to the annual visits by the herons which enjoy a spot of fishing.
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Producer: Sarah Blunt
Photograph: Ian OK.

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