The nature notebooks have been well utilised in drawing the tadpoles we have been observing, and documenting their development into froglets. It has been fascinating to watch this process, to bring the frog lifecycle to life, and also to learn about life and death and to see why animals and birds have so many young. We brought about 20 tadpoles home, about 7 survived to become froglets, and we were able to return 3 to the pond they came from. It was really fun to watch the survivors leave the tank and hop and swim away across the pond.
Our friend also fished out some newts for the boys to observe and handle. They remembered quite a bit about newts from the workshop we did with The Newt Man at the Home Ed group last year.