Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Tadpoles and Marsh Marigolds

Wood frog tadpoles in Duluth are about 10 mm long right now (about the length of my pinkie finger nail). At this size, they are hard to photograph.

To put this development into perspective, on this day in 2011 the wood frog eggs had just started to hatch.

In many wetlands and ditches, marsh marigolds are blooming,

marsh marigolds - look for them in your neighborhood wetland or roadside ditch

wood frogs are still hanging around,
and spring peepers and chorus frogs are calling (and laying eggs).
Spring peeper (adult)
Western chorus frog eggs - starting to develop