Consider the Wood Frog / by Sandy Olson

Awareness starts early when the ice is just receding on the small ponds and pools. The wood frogs move in to celebrate and lay their eggs. In a few weeks tadpoles become young frogs and head out to spend the summer in nearby woods. And along our driveway. Eventually they will need to find a place to burrow in for winter but now they are simply exploring their territory and enjoying the occasional summer puddle.

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METAMORPHOSIS: The Lifecycle of a Frog

During metamorphosis the tadpole will develop back legs first, then front legs. ... The tadpoles turn into Froglets. The body shrinks and legs form. The Froglet's tail shrinks, the lungs develop and the back legs grow and then we have a Frog.