Steve Backshall takes a walk through the forest at night to look for the reptiles and amphibians that come out after dark. Overhanging a pond he spots masses frogs spawn. This spawn spends its early life suspended in mid air.
Steve Backshall finds some aerial frogspawn hanging over a forest pool.
Frogs have many ingenious ways of protecting themselves and their young. In Colombia poison dart frogs are brightly coloured and secrete a deadly mucus through their skin if threatened. The Embera people of Colombia's Choco Mountains have taken advantage of the frogs' defence mechanism as Charlotte Scott discovers in Search for a poison dart frog.
Published 22 September 2009