First Clump

spawning in a previous yearIT MIGHT BE about a month late thanks to the cold, sometimes snowy weather but at last there’s a clump of frogspawn in the pond with at least 14 frogs, most of them gathered around the clump which is on the sunnier, shallower side of the pond.

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    1. It’s suddenly like summer this morning and I can tell you that’s there’s an awful lot of, as the Smithsonian people would say, phenotypic plasticity going on in the shallowest sunny corner of the pond. Making a rough count from the studio window there are at least half a dozen clumps of spawn this morning and 16 or more frogs.

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