The Guys and I were enjoying a family walk in the woods and came upon a vernal pool filled with frog eggs. The next day we had a frog habitat set up in our house, complete with swirling mosquito larvae (I’ll get to those buggers later).
For the next few weeks, we read every children’s book from our local library about frogs. We did frog craft upon frog craft. Colin learned about life cycles and mating (and of course, there is a funny story there that I will be happy to share when 5 people comment below AND share this blog post on their Facebook Page!). All the while, patiently waiting for our frog eggs to hatch.
We never did get to see them hatch – we had to move away for Todd’s new job. So back into the vernal pool they went. But the mosquito larvae . . . let’s just say, they grew up real fast. Thankfully, they floated on top of the water while transforming. I scooped them up with a spoon and dropped them outside before they could find us!
Owen has become our resident frog and toad catcher at camp. He even won 3rd place in a local frog jumping competition! The little boy has it down to an art form.
Step 3: Enjoy the chase! Shoes and clothes will get wet and muddy. Frogs will hide and hop. Small children and grown-ups alike will screech, giggle, and run!
Step 6: Show your frog your appreciation for its time by making it Captain of a ship.