Tadpoles with gills.
Diagram of Frog reproductive cycle
Froglet hiding in weed.

SLOPEFIELD FROGS PROJECT

Loraine from plot 40 has just completed a very interesting photographic project documenting the life cycle of the frogs in her small pond. Loraine took some of the frog spawn home and put it into a tank which allowed her to take this amazing series of photographs over a 12 week period.

Click on the first image below to enlarge and then keep clicking on the right hand arrow to scroll through all 15 images.

frogspawn
frogspawn

Frogspawn at Slopefield allotments

Newly hatched tadpoles.
Newly hatched tadpoles.

Tadpoles 7 days after emerging from spawn.

Young tadpoles showing gills.
Young tadpoles showing gills.

Tadpoles eating boiled lettuce.

Tadpoles in the tank
Tadpoles in the tank

Busy feeding

Tadpoles with legs
Tadpoles with legs

Tadpoles showing slight difference in development.

Tadpoles shredding lettuce.
Tadpoles shredding lettuce.

Hungry tadpoles gorging on lettuce.

Tadpole legs.
Tadpole legs.

Tadpole legs detail.

Frogs legs?
Frogs legs?

Fully emerged legs.

Froglet.
Froglet.

Froglet hiding in the weed.