We have tadpoles! :) I have been going out searching, but hadn't been able to find any yet in the spots I'd been checking. But, thanks to a great friend who found AND delivered, we have tadpoles to observe and care for again this summer! We have six tadpoles, and they range in stages of development, from one with just a tail and no limbs yet to a frog with just a tiny nub of a tail left, and all phases in between.
These are a different variety than we had last year, too so that should be fun! We identified last year's tadpoles as American Toads. Since toads keep growing throughout their lives, those tadpoles and new toads were SO TINY! The tadpoles we have this year seem HUGE in comparison!
We learned last year that we can feed the tadpoles frozen lettuce bits. Freezing the lettuce first helps to break it down and make it easier for the tadpoles to eat. Beyond feeding them, there really isn't much else we need to do for them...we just get to observe the magic of science! :)
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