Despite the lack of rain, the tree frogs have been calling every night from our small pond.
The croak calls are the tree frogs; the sweeter trill is an American toad.
In the morning, about a dozen small clutches of eggs were floating on the water surface.
The eggs will hatch in less than a week, then the tadpoles will take another month or so to develop. To make sure that the ducks don’t destroy all the eggs, I have scooped some of the eggs masses out of the pond. I’m keeping them in a bucket until they hatch, then I’ll return the tadpoles to the pond. Ducks don’t seem to be good at catching tadpoles.
I know a lot of folks who don’t eat eggs (they’re allergic, for health reasons, or concerns about animal cruelty). Here’s an awesome site that gives tips on cooking and baking without eggs: http://EggFreeLiving.com
Better to eat frog eggs than frog legs, or so the frogs would believe.
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