Saturday, 6 February 2021

Spring Will Be Here Soon,

and if you know where to look you may well see the first signs of it,

in you local pond, the frogs and toads are starting to spawn already, and the good news that if you do not want to look for the spawn, Maxwel Hohn has done it for you!

during the course of four years he submerged himself in a remote lake on Vancouver Island to record the otherwise unseen life cycles of western toads, the hours of stunning footage culminate in the award-winning short film, “Tadpoles: The Big Little Migration,” 

because the ecosystem is incredibly fragile, the Canadian videographer details his precautions to not disturb the environment, which include passing through lily pad trails made by beavers and floating at the surface to keep the silt covering the lake’s bottom from clouding the water. “To see these aquatic tadpoles evolve into terrestrial animals before my own eyes was humbling and heart-warming,” he says, to watch more of Hohn’s captivating projects, including footage from freshwater dives and a documentary on the sea wolves populating western Canada, check out his Instagram and YouTube, those were the days, back in the late 1950s, down to Millers pond, fish net and jam jar in hand collecting frog spawn after a busy day bird nesting.

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