Vernal Pools for Me – Week 10 – Changing Bodies

A Web Comic – by Laura Bollert with Kris Hoffmann

Like tadpoles changing into frogs, salamander larvae metamorph into juvenile salamanders before they are able to leave the drying vernal pool. In New England, our spotted salamander larvae begin to metamorph in August but some won’t leave the pool until snow falls.

To learn more about amphibian changing bodies, visit our blog at

To see a YouTube video of wood frogs metamorphing, visit

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