Watch out for tadpoles

 

Now is the time of year you can witness tadpoles if your lucky enough to have pond in your garden or at school. We recently went pond dipping at D’Auvergne school where we found loads of tadpoles in the first stage of their development - without any legs.

Over time you get to see them change as they undergo metamorphosis, which is the process where they grow legs, absorb their tail and eventually turn into adult toads.

Did you know that when an animal undergoes metamorphosis their DNA doesn’t change even though they completely change their appearance.

If you go pond dipping this summer let us know what you find!

 

Tadpoles (Photo credit: NHM)

Tadpoles (Photo credit: NHM)

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