So today on my morning walk out to the garden I found a few little friends….
I so love the little surprises and tiniest elements of my gardens…
This little lady bug is taking care of my peas. I get all excited when I see ladybugs in the garden!
Means I have kept it just right to be a happy place for them to come and help keep the bad pests away
And then there is Haley’s tadpoles.
Every year she loves to go down to “the pond” (really nothing more than a very large mud puddle the tree frogs lay tons of eggs in) and collects tadpoles. She will collect them all Summer long. Several kids on the block do actually…the “pond” is a big favorite around here!
Basically she collects them in batches of about 15-20. They live in gladware containers and mason jars on our backporch and live off of basic rain water, mud, and every now and then she will give them a lettuce leaf.
So low maintence! But they love to watch each day as they grow legs and then lose their tails. It took us at least a year of this before we figured out that they were Grey Treefrogs (or at least that is our best guess). All I know is not much kills them and they are the ultimate cheap science experiment.
After all I have lots of bugs they are more than welcome to eat and I love the song of tree frogs on Spring/Summer nights.
Today’s little fella will be enjoying life under a nice big hosta
I love her passion for saving all critters…even the smallest!
Lots of people talk to animals.
Not very many listen, though.
That’s the problem.
-Benjamin Hoff, The Tao of Pooh