Monday, April 20, 2009

Frog went a-courtin', and he did ride, Uh-huh

Our hike today got a better offer from Jen and kids in the form of frogging. Frogging? you may ask yourselves...check it out:


And Jen is the queen frogger, seriously impressive, elbows deep in slime, picking up frog's eggs, and tadpoles of all sizes then swallowing them raw - ok, just kidding on that. It was very educational and a big, live frog was even snagged - see above.
The eggs - also called frog spawn - awesome.
The littlest of the little ones
The amazing morphers (have since been released unharmed)
No frogs at any life stage were harmed in the activity, it was an amazing look at life. Thanks Jen.

Books

In the Small, Small Pond by Denise Fleming

The Big Wide-mouthed Frog by Ana Martin Larranaga

Links
all about frogs
life cycle
Natural History Museum
and for a laugh unrelated to frogs Jen's Blog - I linked you to a favourite post.

oh and listen here free - "Frog went a-courtin', and he did ride, Uh-huh" - performed by Bruce Springsteen himself.

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3 comments:

Kami's Khlopchyk said...

COOL! The morphers were the neatest :)

Jen said...

I rushed RIGHT UP to see this post.

Awesome. Conan will be so excited to see his biggest-catch-ever immortalized online. We definitely must do this again...

ade said...

I miss all the WA FUN!!!