How does a tadpole become a frog?
Like all amphibians, frogs spend their lives near water because they must return to the water to lay their eggs. Frog eggs are laid in the water. When they hatch into tadpoles, they breathe with gills and swim using a tail. As they mature, they lose their tail, and they develop lungs for breathing air. In harsh climates, frogs bury themselves in sand and mud and hibernate (sleep very deeply) through the cold winter. What do frogs like to eat? Frogs eat insects, catching them with their long, sticky tongue. They also eat small fish and worms.
How to attract frogs
to your garden
Provide some water. An upturned bin-lid or a sunken washing bowl can be useful or if you have room dig a pond. Make sure ponds have one sloping side to allow creatures an easy way out. Leave a pile of dead wood in a shady spot. Big logs are best and can make a home for anything from beetles to frogs and toads.
Frogs lay 3000
to 4000 eggs at
any one time.
Did you know? Frogs shed their skin when they get too big for it ... then eat it!!