a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Monday, September 26, 2016

Tadpoles and Frogs

Marcy has tadpoles in her rain barrels and tubs.
She places sticks in the water so when they transform into frogs they can climb out safely. There are many kinds that raise here: Bull frogs, Leopard frogs,  Tree frogs and maybe more we don't know.
I was fortunate to see one emerging with a small tail still visible.
The tiny tree frog made my fingers look very large.
I believe it may be one of these.
They love this tall ornamental grass.
Warming or bug waiting?
Your guess is good as mine.
Sometimes there are more than one
of different sizes.
When dark comes they will raise their voices 
so large and loud they sound much bigger than they are.

20 comments:

Sketching with Dogs said...

So glad I got back online in time to see your tadpoles and frogs!
Those little tree frogs look so cute, wish we had them.
Lynne x
ps, I usually unroll about half a toilet roll for Ted's nest when I clean the cage and then leave the rest of the roll for him to do himself.

TexWisGirl said...

oh, that tiny thing emerging is awesome!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That's wild they appear in the rain barrel. Frogs are good for bugs.

eileeninmd said...

Oh wow, the tiny one is just adorable. I love all of the frogs. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week ahead!

Debbie said...

oh this was so cool, how fun to see!!! and they are so cute!!!

Sandra said...

amazing amazing and amazing. the tadpole, the starting to change and the changed. they sure are loud... our rain barrel breeds mosquitoes so bad we have to put chorine in it... so no frogs...

Adam said...

We kept a bowl full of tadpoles long ago. They all died except one I think

only slightly confused said...

Fascinating to watch them evolve.

Linda Kay said...

I don't think I've ever watched them evolve, but nice they have some sticks to climb out on as they lose their tails.

Ginny Hartzler said...

What a sweet thing for her to do! You snapped them at just the right time, still transitioning! So cool! They are ever so tiny!! I think so many are born because most do not survive. Being so tiny and helpless. It is a wonder that any survive. The adults eyes look golden!

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

The bright green one is a Green Tree Frog. We have the Gray Tree Frog around here. When we kept rain barrels we went had this happen. I loved it. As a kid in Texas, I used to collect the tadpoles and grow them up in buckets. There was a big variety! Thanks!

Arkansas Patti said...

Tree frogs are adorably tiny but you are so right about their voices. In Fla while driving home at night, I could hear the din they made with windows rolled up and A/C on.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

Oh, how cute! I love that she provides a safe way out for them. Kindness!

Gorges Smythe said...

A little too small for a mess of frog legs! lol

Lux G. said...

So many varieties. Nature is amazing.

LindaG said...

Really great photos, Gail. God bless.

gld said...

If one ever gets inside it will drive you crazy trying to find it. They are really loud inside!

Josie Two Shoes said...

Just too cute! I love how your farm teams with life of all kinds!

Lowcarb team member said...

Fantastic photo's ...and that tiny tree frog really is tiny!

All the best Jan

Susan Anderson said...

I've always been a fan of frogs.

=)

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