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BiologyPool frogs emerge from hibernation in spring, at a date depending on the weather conditions. They spend the first few weeks basking in the sun. Around mid-May, breeding begins, with the males croaking loudly by day and night. Females lay 2 or 3 clumps of spawn in the male chorusing area. The tadpoles feed on algae and detritus, and metamorphosis (when the tadpoles emerge as froglets) occurs from August-September. Pool frogs mature after 2-3 years. The adults feed on invertebrates, and take some flying insects by snapping at them as they fly past.