The Tadpole (c) Kevin Jones.
I am a tiny tadpole swimming in a garden pond,
With the cooling water and the sun upon my back it is a place that I am very fond.
For fourteen to sixteen weeks I will transform from a tadpole to a tiny frog,
I soon will be leaving the pond and make home under a damp log.
In this quiet place I will go fishing for insects,
Of which , I like to eat plenty along with other tiny objects.
I am the UK’s common frog with a sticky tongue,
Look after me as I will be doing my best as I am an ecological warrior unsung!
I will do you no harm but I am part of life’s food chain,
I will be the foe of worms and inspects and the pray for larger mammals which is rather a pain.
Please find me somewhere in a unused garden spot,
Where I can set up home and I will be grateful for anything I have got.