May 10th, 2020

me: ooh!

Day 74/183: Lockdown Excitement: smol frens (2/2)


Humuhumu and Keiki look into a big Kilner jar full of canal water, algae, and about 20 tadpoles.

There has been almost no barge traffic in the canal since lockdown began. As a result, the water has gradually cleared at the surface from its usual murky brown, and the wildlife are using the full extent of the waterways for their activities. For example, we’ve never seen tadpoles at the canal’s edge, although we can sometimes hear frogs in summer. Now, though, we can see several inches below the surface, and everywhere there’s sufficient algae, the water is teeming with tadpoles.All you have to do to catch them is dip a jam jar into it.

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