Monday, May 17, 2010

Hatchlings... first release

It finally became time to release the first batch of little froglets... There were 13 that had completed development and so a small pool of water was setup in the pachysandra by a rock wall bordering the garden.  (bigger versions)

Within minutes most had jumped to the leaves or the rocks and shortly after moved down to the dirt layer below.  (bigger versions)

Some seemed to prefer a damp mossy rock for a bit, but they moved down to the dirt layer as well.  (bigger versions)

On the next day an additional seven were released bringing the total to 20.  This one still has the last remnants of a tail snub.  (bigger versions)

Many project images are here: http://tanukifu.com/Animals/hatchlingsMarch2010