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Lucky's Pond: Graduation Day! (best viewed large!) [Explore #36]

Lucky's Pond: Graduation Day! (best viewed large!) [Explore #36]
(If you want to know about Lucky, please visit this picture and read the story! :) My Friend Lucky

Would you just LOOK at these cutie pies?!!! I couldn't believe my eyes when I took a peek in the pond a couple of weeks ago and found all of these tiny froglets lined up and ready for a graduation picture!

Yes, it's that time!! The day finally came when most of the froglets hopped off to find their fortunes on the property surrounding Lucky's Pond. A couple of days after I took this picture, there were almost no more froglets left. I see a froglet now once every couple of days, though there are still many tadpoles swimming around enjoying themselves and happy to continue being babies! (Some tadpoles delay their metamorphosis for up to six months.)

It's been such fun taking pictures of these guys and sharing what I've learned about frogs and tadpoles. I have many more adorable images, but for now, I'm going to stop posting pictures as a daily event. Instead, I'll put up a froglet or tadpole picture every week or so, since we all love them so! Thanks so much for all of your fantastic comments and encouragement, it's made me feel so great knowing that everyone has enjoyed this project as much as I have!

For those of you who didn't read my update a few days ago, we'll be keeping Lucky's Pond in place forever, and I'll be building the land up around this kiddy pool with rocks and dirt so that it will be level with the lip of the pool when I'm done. We'll always keep it as a froggy sanctuary, with its screen on top so that the wildlife doesn't empty the pond by drinking all the water. What a wonderful experience this has been! Long live Lucky and all of his friends at Lucky's Pond!!! Hooray!!!

By the way, I've uploaded two other pictures today and I hope you'll visit them too!

Thanks to all of you who have visited and have left comments and favorites! I try to go to all of your pages within a day or two and is a highlight for me to see your beautiful photography! :)

Explored on August 14, 2012, placement at #208.

Phill G, Karen's Place, Deborah S-C, Georges. have particularly liked this photo


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 Koko Nut
Koko Nut
saw this pic on your banner and I just had to hunt it down, it is fantastic!!!
6 years ago.
 Karen's Place
Karen's Place club
Wow, what a wonderful album this is Janet. We have a pond and I tried to get some good pics this summer of the tadpoles and frogs, but nothing was worth posting lol. Your pictures are so good and really take us into their little world. Thank you!! :)
6 years ago.
 Phill G
Phill G
Aw, that's the cutest thing I've seen in quite a while! How lovely, all snuggled up like that...daring each other to go first! It's an instant fave. Have a quick look at a pic at the bottom of page 3 in my pics of a load of frogs in a drain if you have time...they're the coolest of critters!
Love the enthusiasm in your comments, Janet...it's so refreshing to read them...and don't rule out Nepal just yet!!
6 years ago.

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