Signs of spring

children tadpolingChildren collecting tadpoles in our local park this week. The things frogs have to put up with!

I looked up ‘tadpole’ in the dictionary. ‘Tade’ is the Old English word for toad. ‘Poll’ means head. Toadhead: a rather graceless image, I find. Somehow the tadpoles’ tails have always seemed more characteristic!

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