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Monday, April 20, 2015

The toads have arrived!

The toads have perfect timing. Today's class was our last day focusing on reptiles and the toads made our transition to amphibians rather smooth.

We spotted several male and female toads calling and preparing to lay eggs in one of our ponds. We can't wait to come back next week to see if their are any eggs!
We also met a leopard gecko today and learned about her unique desert adaptations.  She can not only store fat reserves in her tail but she can also break her tail off as a last resort to escape predation. She also has bumps covering her back to collect water and she has great desert camouflage. 
This week will be all about amphibians!