Friday, 29 July 2016


Mama frog; Photo © Karen Thiessen, 2016
In early June, my parents' pond was teeming with toads and frogs. I had assumed that toads lived strictly on dry land, but I learned that they gather around ponds during the breeding season. 

The above frog appears to be tending her eggs which are hidden under the foliage. The frogspawn looks a bit like a plastic bag submerged in water.
Teen frog; Photo © Karen Thiessen, 2016
This is a frog in metamorphosis. Note the tail.
Tadpoles; Photo © Karen Thiessen, 2016
The pond was thick with tadpoles. They looked like swarms of commas punctuating the water.

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