Today while hiking in Mission Gorge I noticed how green the grasses, shrubs and trees are. In a large puddle on a well-used trail, handfuls of tadpoles swam from one edge to another. I wondered how long the water would last and whether the tadpoles would have a chance to survive. It did not immediately occur to me to wonder how they had gotten there in the first place. The puddle wasn’t near any other water, nor did I see any frogs nearby. And even if they were able to mature, where would they go once the water dried up? It may be the perfect opportunity for a tadpole rescue mission.