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Boyce Thompson Arboretum. A Tadpole Story in Photos

During the night of July 27, 2006 after the storm that dropped 2.13 inches of rain, the toads came out. They played and frolicked in the little playa between the cactus garden and the eucalyptus forest. And they laid eggs...
Toad eggs in the playa, July 28, 2006 Toad eggs Almost all the eggs were hatched when I checked them on Saturday Morning, July 29, 2006. Tadpoles mass feeding on the bottom of the little playa.
Tadpoles coming to the surface to breath air. Lots of hungry tadpoles eating Tadpoles stuffing themselves Mass feeding
Lots of hungry tadpoles eating! August 2, 2006. Little back legs are visible. August 5, a week after hatching the tadpoles are little tiny toads hopping around on land near the playa. Little tiny toad
Little toad on land. In the middle of the photo a couple tadpoles are visible swimming. A view half in the playa and half out.