The shores were once again lined with thousands of frogs at LaSalle Lake. The calm water and vegetation helps them hide from predators and helps anchor down their eggs so they don’t float away with the currents. Frogs help keep a healthy ecosystem in balance by mainly controlling the bug populations. If frogs were to disappear, there would be an increase in bugs, in turn affecting plants and their survival. / SANDRA JAMES
Tadpoles eat algae and also reduce the chance of algae contamination and help regulate blooms. They also play an important role within the aquatic food webs as they can reach high densities and biomass so are good prey for consumers and transfer nutrients and energy between aquatic systems. / SANDRA JAMES