With it being warm and sunny up here in the Highlands my husband, Chris, our 10-year-old, Ossian, and I felt inspired to go out collecting frogspawn for our new garden pond.
We succeeded in carrying the tub and the jar of spawn along the track to the garden without any of the slithery spawn spilling out. It was time to introduce the frogspawn to their new environment, our wee garden pond, and hope that they would be happy there, as they continue (we trust!) through their cycle to tadpoles to frogs. Ossian enjoyed releasing the frogspawn from the containers into our pond. He also 'saved’ two bugs who’d got stuck in the water…
This morning Ossian got his wellies on and ran down to the pond to check if the frogspawn was transforming in any way. He was wondering how long it would take for the transformation into a frogs to take place, and sure enough, some were already on their new journey.
If you live in a flat or a town with no ponds nearby, you could also think about the life cycles of insects you can see from your window or balcony. Look at a butterfly – the Red Admiral butterflies are out here already – and think of the transformation it goes through. But if you do find frogs to look at, I can’t guarantee they’ll turn into a Prince!
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