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Managing Metamorphosis

Imagine being able to completely change your body; change its shape, its colour, its size, the manner of its mobility. Not only that, imagine what a challenge it would be to become an air breather after previously getting oxygen through gills – to change to a frog from a tadpole. 409 more words



Seems like ages ago since frog spawn first arrived in my pond but not even four months on we’ve nearly got froglets . My own personal pest controllers in the making… 26 more words


1933 Elementary Science Book

I was planning to write about the tadpoles in the pond when I found a story about tadpoles in an old science lesson book. This book was one that my grandmother used in school. 113 more words

Over and Under the Pond, by Kate Messner

What better sign of spring is there than the appearance of new life in a pond? In Over and Under the Pond, Kate Messner and Silas Neal capture this magic. 285 more words

The Road Goes on Forever

It is impossible this week to avoid mention of current events back home. Last Saturday’s horrific terrorist attack on pedestrians and diners in the heart of London releases a wave of stoic unity in Britain. 384 more words


Summer's Mix Tape

With the 50th anniversary of ‘Sgt Pepper’ my kids are listening to some of most iconic tracks of the c.20th in dripping wet bathing suits. This is the stuff childhood memories are made of… 388 more words



Presenting: a fresh American toadlet.
Yesterday it still had a tail.
A few days ago it breathed through gills and was a vegetarian.
Today it has lungs and a carnivorous gut. 208 more words