Here’s where we left off at the end of March – tadpoles growing within their eggs and leaving the gelatinous egg mass for the bigger pool surrounding them.
Since then I have been watching these guys grow and attempting to capture their growth in photos (a very frustrating process for me since I have trouble getting clear focused shots of them no matter how I approach the task and no matter which lens I use). I have managed to get some shots to share with you.
The tadpoles vary in size now. I watch them shoot up to the surface of the water, twist on their back to open their mouths and feed, then dart back down to the bottom of the pool. Here are a couple photos of a tadpole feeding.
Now just what is the difference between a “tadpole” and a “polliwog?” Check out the answer and get lots more information about these guys here.