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Toads Coupling Up

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Saturday April 6, 2013

Westfield, NC (Current Weather Conditions)

Caption: In my pond at home. Spring is here and love is in the air!

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4. ChrisAnthemum
12:50 PM GMT on April 11, 2013
That's why they make so many, Bernard, so that a few may live to grow up. We have many more toads now than we did before we put in that pond. Thanks for commenting!
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3. Hotzenwaelder
6:53 AM GMT on April 11, 2013
If there are so few tadpoles, I guess we could say that is is love's labor lost, but then Shakespeare said it first.
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2. ChrisAnthemum
12:06 AM GMT on April 11, 2013
Thanks for commenting! We do have a great many tadpoles each year, but they are eaten by something; I suspect dragonfly larvae which we also have, or maybe the guppies which inhabit the pond eat the very small ones. The young toads that come up out of the pond a few weeks later are also eaten by birds, bullfrogs, and other critters. We have no salamanders that I'm aware of, but there is a balance of nature even so.
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1. ecoponder
11:28 PM GMT on April 10, 2013
Watch for and remove the eggs, else the tadpoles will be numerous. Nothing eats them except salamanders.
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Wife, mother, grandmother, gardener, naturalist, writer, artist, crafter, homeschooler, owner and occasional breeder of registered Shetland Sheepdogs, and a child of the King. Rank amateur at most of these. Live in Westfield, NC, near the western mountains.Some of my photos are now available for sale from Fine Art America. Please check the website: http://fineartamerica.com/profiles/kathryn-meyer.h tml only join the html -- for some reason this site won't let me do it. Clicking on my website below leads to FAA's main page, but you can access my gallery there by putting my name Kathryn Meyer in the search box.

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