Red-legged Frog Egg Mass Surveys in 14 Lakes Wetland Complex

Red-Legged Frog Egg Mass Med

The 14 Lakes wetland complex consists of a series of five small lakes that have no streams flowing into or out of them. They are ideal for pond-breeding amphibians because there are no fish present and the open shorelines provide sunlight for developing eggs and algal growth that is used for food once the tadpoles hatch. They have been the most productive breeding site for red-legged frogs in the municipal watershed. In recent years, however, high water has limited or prevented staff from conducting surveys.

 

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