Two of our tadpoles are full fledged frogs. They are not climbing the walls of the terrarium, so I think that they must not be tree frogs this time. This is definitely different from what I am used to. They are just sitting in the shallow water part, so they must like to stay in some water. I may have to build a little pond in the back yard to make a natural home for them. Here are pictures of last year’s tadpoles. I didn’t taken pictures of this year’s tadpoles, but I do have some of the little froglets.
This tadpole turned into a pacific tree frog. He climbed the sides of the terrarium and must have pushed the screen up because one morning he was gone. Hope the dogs had a nice snack.

This is a picture of last year’s terrarium set up. It is very similar this year. Next are two pictures of this year’s froglets. There is still one tadpole in the deeper water, but he is hiding and I can’t get a picture of him.

I don’t know what these guys are going to be. My son’s teacher collected them from a stream in the mountains. She thinks they are some kind of bullfrog. They are definitely not climbing the walls, so they are not tree frogs like last year’s. After looking in my amphibian book, I think they might be a southwestern toad.
I love nature.
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  1. janet says:

    oh how fun to watch this transformation, my youngest DD would have loved this before she became a teen…lol

  2. Kim @ Manning Family Tree says:

    Brings back memories of my childhood & of my son's childhood. I really don't like frogs or toads, but was fascinated on their metamorphosis. Thanks for the memories.

  3. Kelly says:

    A tadpole turning into a frog is a very cool metamorphosis :-) Although that in-between stage when they’re a big head with two back legs and a stumpy tail isn’t the most attractive ;-)

    Kelly @ DesignTies