Thursday, September 06, 2012

Pure Florida Fecundity = Tadpole Awesomeness!

A fishless puddle is just what frogs and toads need,
a cozy, weedy, predatorless place to breed.
When, in the future, my pond dries out ... yet again,
I'll not whine over lost bass and bream.
Instead, I'll pause and smile when I remember
the hopping, squirming tadpolitudes of September.





Note: These may be young spadefoot toads.  The most recent  amphiborgy down at the pond was mostly attended by the spadefoots.

11 comments:

MyamuhNative-in Inverness said...

Truly Awesome!
But if they are that accessible,why isn't there a bird party happening? I'd think you'd have some Herons fishing for sure!

threecollie said...

True wealth and riches! And cuteness...did I mention cuteness?

jean said...

The best part - we both said "awesome" at the same time!

Caroline said...

Love those polliwogs (that's North Country for tadpoles). Favorite spring ritual of raising the tads in an aquarium, watching the metamorphosis and then releasing them back to the old flooded quarry where we found the eggs.

Dani said...

Wowzers!

Visit Sarasota said...

Wow thats alot of frogs in your hand. I count at least 50 something. Great video by the way.

S N B said...

We are impressed!

Floridacracker said...

Hey tadophiles!
What an incredible scene that was.The whole east shore was filled with tadpoles late in the day.

robin andrea said...

Fantastic! Such tadpole abundance there. Wonderful video.

Sayre said...

That was amazing. I called my son over to look and he was amazed too. We pulled a lot of tadpoles out of our pool when we opened it up this spring. My husband drove them out to lake Jackson to set them free.

Floridacracker said...

A week late and the ground yesterday was just filled with tiny hopping toadlings radiating out from the pond into the great wide world of PFHQ.
Big smile here.