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Pictures 1 - 14 were from 9/12/2013. Lots of rain from 9/7 and 9/8 providing the life cycle of toads and shrimp to start. Pictures 15 - 26 were from 9/18/2013. Pictures 27-35 were from 9/26/2013. Pictures 36-41 were from 10/2/2013. Pictures 42-43 were from 10/3/2013.
A noticable difference of the size of the ponds over a three week period. I expected the pond furthest from the road to exist for another week or so, but it dried up about three weeks after the rains. The tadpoles clustered together and died trying to take advantage of the last vestige of water until it evaporated on probably 9/30 or 10/1. I was able to spot a handful of toads hopping around on 10/2, but none visible on 10/3.

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