Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Field Trip

Last week we met some friends and searched for my favorite vernal pool.  It's been two years since our last visit, so it took me longer than expected to find the off-trail oasis.  At last--success!
I've yet to go early enough in the season to spot frog and salamander eggs, but the tadpoles were still enchanting.
I brought along a fish bowl so we could scoop up some tadpoles for a closer look.  We spotted a few that still had their external gills--cool!
(Image from moon soup.)

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