Venturing Onto Land


Common Frog (Rana temporaria) – At 12 mm(1/2 in) long, I just about spotted this little froglet in the garden pond. How quickly it has grown. I spied its younger siblings still with their tails, feeding on algae beneath the water, but this one will now be carniverous as it ventures out onto land for the first time.


Common Frog Rana temporaria froglet

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16 thoughts on “Venturing Onto Land

    • Nice that you took note of the Latin name, Steve. It refers to its nature of disappearing from ponds in the spring once they have coupled and mated, apparently. Yes, all life is temporary, and we are just passers by so have to make the most of the brief flash of existence we have 🙂

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