- South Australia
- 'retired' biologist
Now retired to a small, Mid North country town with a native garden. Moved here from near Morgan (on the River Murray) where we had a native plant nursery and vegetation/wildlife consultancy business.
- The photo ("frogspawn 5") is of an egg mass I lifted from my tiny garden pond 3 days ago. I *think* its a Spotted Grass Frog but have only heard the call, not seen the adult. I'm planning to raise the tadpoles in an aquarium and put back in the pond when they metamorphose.
"a floating foam or bubble raft in which the fertilised eggs are suspended. The tadpoles hatch after a few days and drop into the water as the nest-raft disintegrates."
This is what I found in my tiny garden pond this week. (Feb 17) I'm planning to raise the tadpoles in an aquarium, for their own safety, then release back where they came from. I haven't seen the adult, only hear it so I'm not positive about identification.