Thousands of tadpoles.
Early in May, there were enough little swimmers in the water topping our pool that when you walked up to the edge a black curtain receded into the deeper waters.
Until the duck came.
He swam around for a couple of hours. Then when you walked to the edge, well, you only saw the bottom of the water. We were pretty sure he was one stuffed duck.
May 31st we opened the pool. But not before finding tadpoles ... hundreds and hundreds of tadpoles in varying stages of development. The kids began a valiant rescue effort.
To date we have given away 52 tadpoles for friends to watch them grow. (You feed them spinach, you know.)
We have released 36 frogs.
And we watch and wait on about 300 more.
How many tadpoles do you think we'll have next year?