Thursday, May 26, 2011

Vernal pool update

  Vernal pool has a quiet, peaceful, secluded kind of connotation doesn't it?  I used to think that. Anyway, what has been happening at the vernal pools lately? Well for one thing, the wood frog tadpoles are really growing.  I think I might have seen about twenty or more of them getting some schooling in a vernal pool I frequent.
This a picture of some wood frog tadpoles getting schooled in some facts of their life.
You see, their schoolmaster is a red-spotted newt and although they may not know it, what they are facing is a carnivorous salamander.
No wonder that wood frogs lay so many eggs.

I'll post some more updates on the vernal pools in the near future.  Here is a link to some of my other posts on vernal pools.

1 comment:

  1. Ahhh so newts and salamanders are the same thing.
    I enjoy your vernal pool updates.