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By Julien

Derbyshire, United Kingdom Gb

Tadpoles in October?,whilst working in a new garden I noticed the pond was full of tadpoles, it’s a first for me, has anyone else got tadpoles in theirs.



our café nero manageress has tadpoles in her pond and this is a regular event.
universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow have researched this and the summary is:

“Reports increasingly point towards tadpoles surviving through winter in their ponds and becoming frogs the following spring. Our findings suggest that temperature and food are not the primary causes, and that tadpoles delaying metamorphosis have a double advantage of being more developed and arriving sooner than that year’s tadpoles.”

29 Oct, 2018


Thanks, some of them have legs and there are some that are tiny frogs, thanks for reply.

30 Oct, 2018



30 Oct, 2018

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