Aug 8, 2009

Frogs and Tadpoles

With rain comes frogs and with frogs come tadpoles!
We have had a lot of rain here lately. Our drainage ditch around the house has been full of them. So we scooped up a few before they were eaten by birds and put them in our creature keeper.
They are hard to see, but three are fairly large and six are tiny. The water is amber colored because I mixed tap water, half and half with the rain water. I didn't want to shock their systems with city water.

We will be watching and studying them as they grow and change into frogs. I added a couple of floating water lettuce plants for them to hide in and we will be feeding them fish food.
Can't wait to see what kind of frogs or toads they turn into! As you can see, my son has been watching them all day. If you look closely, you can see his reflection in the first photo :)

4 comments:

Jane said...

This is better than any cartoon shows. Thanks for sharing. Good work there! By the way, there's a new social networking site dedicated to parents and kids, it's called Bluepixo.com - it's a place for Moms, Dads, and Kids! Now, there’s even a chance to win a free iPod Nano!. It would be so nice of you to join our parents’ forums and polls. Thanks a lot and have a great day!

Holly at Tropic of Mom said...

My son would love that? Can we come over? :)

H.E.Eigler said...

fantastic! I remember playing with frogs and tadpoles as a kid...thanks for bringing all those memories back. And for allowing your son to have them too!

Vixen said...

Man, I live too much in the city. I want to raise some tadbpoles and frogs. Most I could find here is a grasshopper and some aphids, lol.

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