Back in earlier spring when it rained a LOT, Alec discovered a puddle full of tadpoles near the barn.
LOTS of tadpoles!
Well, inevitably the day came that the tadpole puddle began to dry up... and you can imagine what was happening to the poor tadpoles. So, Alec and I went to the dollar store to find a tadpole pond.
We put a child's pool... our tadpole pond... in the shade of the back yard and filled it with creek water.
Then we put a chair near the pool... and voila ... our own little tadpole nature center right in our own back yard!
We feed them dog food.
We just toss a couple pieces into the pool, and they latch on!
They have really grown! Some of them are starting to grow little back legs! We put rocks in the pool for them to climb on, but they mostly still stay in the water.
I found one sitting on the rock... no tail!
Soon we can fix the rocks so they can climb out if the choose. We saved their lives!