Frog Metamorphosis

Follow the development of egg to tadpole to frog in these images.
Images are not all shown to the same scale


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9th July - The young froglets (about 1cm in length) have now left the water.   They will spend much of their adult lives on land in damp grassy areas and undergrowth, eating small insects and slugs etc.  During the winter they will hibernate in mud at the bottom of ditches or ponds.  When they are mature full-size adults, they will return to a pond or lake during early spring for mating and egg-laying.   The whole metamorphosis cycle of "egg to tadpole to frog" will then begin again.


Day 5

Day 5

Day 9

Day 13

Day 19

Day 25

Day 32

Day 40

Day 47

Day 54

5th March
Image 1

5th March
Image 2

9th March

13th March

19th March

25th March

1st April

9th April

16th April

23rd April


Day 63

Day 69

Day 77

Day 97

Day 105

Day 111

Day 121

Day 131

Day 131

2nd May

8th May

16th May

5th June

13th June

19th June

29th June

9th July
Image 1

9th July
Image 2


Metamorphosis Index