Thursday, December 14, 2006
Life Will Find A Way
Let's get some nature back into this nature blog ...
Behind the green boat gear shed and beside the reddish barn, lies my aquaculture area. It's mostly fallow now... an odd assortment of big and little tanks ... 750 gallons to 5 gallons. It's all waiting for me to have time and money again ... and so it sits.
These little tadpoles showed up about three months ago in an old aquarium that had filled with rainwater. They were very tiny.
These two photos are about two months old, but they are still out there. They've doubled in size, but even that is pretty tiny.
I'm assuming they are tree frogs since the aquarium sits 3 feet off the ground on an old rusty stand.
Essential habitat can occasionally be as simple as a few gallons of water for breeding. We are so dry now, there is no amphibian friendly, fish-free standing water in the immediate area.
For some treefrog pair, this old aquarium made the difference between reproducing or trying again next year.