Dan and Dan puzzle over the elusive tadpoles in the polytunnel pond. We have spotted two newts in there now, but there still seem to be a fair few tadpoles around so they haven't all been gobbled! They tend to go into hiding a lot of the time which makes us panic that they have met some awful end, and then they pop merrily up to the surface again and we breathe a sigh of relief. They are getting bigger, but show no sign of frog metamorphosis just yet. Apparently the whole process takes 4-5 months, so it is not generally until August time in Britain that tadpoles make the transition to tiny frog.

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  1. I do love the grass all over Dan's back.

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  2. how exciting ~ hopefully they will be jumping around when we get there later in the year. We are thinking of starting a worm farm here, the worms can eat all our left overs and we can put their poo on the garden. Sounds simple enough, will keep you posted.

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