Oh how they grow up so quickly!
I’m talking about our wood frog tadpoles. Remember back to March 5-10 when the eggs were laid? And then I posted those under water photos of the eggs and newly hatched tadpoles?
Well here they are a few weeks later. They won’t really sit still for photos now that they’re bigger, (I guess the camera lens under water looks like something that may eat them) but I got a few shots that I thought you’d have fun looking at. They’re posted to our facebook gallery.
You can see that they’re just starting to show that wood frog moustache.
You can also see in the photos an aquatic crustacean called Daphnia. They’re an interesting animal that is very important in vernal pools in that they serve as food for amphibian larvae while eating up detritus materials, algae and bacteria. Their antennae are actually used for locomotion.