Spring, frogspawn, new life

Frogspawn photographed a couple of weeks ago in a trackside pool in the Pentland Hills not far from West Linton.

Takes me back to my formative years a long time ago now, when as a boy, I collected some spawn, put it into an old fishtank in the garden with rainwater, large stones and some chickweed and was absolutely fascinated over the next few weeks watching the growth progress of the tadpoles. Observations ended when I was told to get rid of the tank contents after many tiny frogs appeared.

In some ways, when it came to being interested in nature and the environment, my parents were philistines! Probably one of the reasons I rebelled. 🙂





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