Monday, 19 May 2008

Meet the family.

Meet my family of Tadpoles , soon they will be little frogs, jumping around and splashing in the pond.
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22 comments:

Rose said...

I love it! I used to always catch tadpoles as a little girl and keep them in a jar of water till they started to lose their tales, then take them back and set them free! I wonder if any kids do that these days?

andrée said...

Love it!! I've tried to get tadpoles and its been a total failure. But this is great. So many of them!! You should be bug free soon.

Kostas said...

Very good photograph with marvellous corner for shot!

photowannabe said...

Wow, that pond will be very noisy soon. Lots of wigglers.

ancient one said...

I once got a bunch of frog eggs and put them in a bucket for my grandchildren to watch... after they got their legs we put them back in the ditch... Since they've grown up, I never even look for tadpoles now! Very Nice Photo!

dot said...

Wow, what a bunch of tadpoles. Nice shot!

mirage2g said...

That would be a lot!

Thinking of it, I never saw even one frog around since I came here (I'm in Vienna)...hmmm. Have a great week!

Island Rambles Blog said...

I never see tadpoles any more ...you have a fun site...I think I will browse at it all and try to figure it out...cheers (found you on sky watch)

BouBou's said...

What a great shot! We don't have tadpoles yet - it's been too cold of a spring, so the frogs haven't laid their eggs yet.

When my girls were younger, we set up a tank with some frogs eggs and raised the tadpoles, releasing the froglets back in the pond we got the eggs from. It was a lot of fun - especially when we had kittens. *L* They loved to sit and watch that tank!

Cooked spinach is great tadpole food. Still, the die off is very high, which is pretty normal. Relatively few live long enough to become frogs.

A.

Gail's Man said...

You have very clean water there. What's your secret? I've tried all sorts to get my pond water clear, but it still looks like pea soup.

Old Wom Tigley said...

I saw dozensof small frogs while out yesterday Imac... must be a week or two ahead.

Musings said...

We used to have a lot of tadpoles in the stream in Waipahu, Hawaii a long time ago. I wonder if they're still there. The island of Oahu has been developed so much that a lot of the natural beauty has been wiped out. Thank you for a look back into the past for me.

fishing guy said...

Imac: Wonderful photo of the little tadpoles. It looks like a full house.

Julie said...

What a lot of tadpoles - haven't seen any for a few years, though had a small frog jump out of the way of the mower last week.

Merisi said...

Nice gaggle of kids, er, tadpoles (or would that be a "school"?)!
I hope you have started saving for the Frog College education already! ;-)

Dick said...

Good shot, the water is very clear, didn't see them here but it won't be long.

Sandy Kessler said...

Down memory la every Spring 50 plus years ago

zakscloset said...

great shot! although i'm getting the eeeck feeling...i'm not a big fan of those guys...

LingoVise said...

Wow! This photo is amazing! It boggles my mind :) Great shot.

Chuck Pefley said...

Man, that pond is simply teeming with the little tykes.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Yes lots of little tadpoles, wonder if they all will survive

Misty Dawn said...

This is a GREAT capture! I love the new life that Spring brings out in nature.