Sardines in the Wetlands?

February 3, 2011 | Greg Dodge

Off and on all winter, there have been tadpoles concentrating along the shore of the Wetlands between the end of the boardwalk and the main Wetlands Overlook.

Look carefully an you’ll see hundreds, if not thousands, of Bullfrog tadpoles crowded into this little corner of the Wetlands.

Some days the tadpoles are still, but often the water boils with their squirming bodies.

Crammed in like sardines, these tadpoles apparently like company.

Every so often, I catch some of our winter resident mergansers in the area, no doubt taking advantage of the concentrated mass of “food.”

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