Pearls of life!!
We started moving inside the mystical forest and the view keeps getting better. We were just walking into the gushing stream and suddenly, our guide look closely at a rock surface. Then he sprinkled little water at it. Curiously, I advance toward that rock to see what he was checking and found tiny eggs like beautiful small pearls. While I was watching it, our guide found another set of eggs on a leaf above the stream. These eggs belong to Castle Rock Night Frog. The call of this frog is like a melodious whistling sound. They exhibit unique courtship-spawning behavior where spawning occurs after the separation of the pair. Eventually, the eggs develop into tadpoles that drop into the stream below after hatching. This frog’s survival is inseparably linked to the health of our forest’s ecosystem. Still, it is threatened by habitat loss and sometimes also due to climate changes the eggs dry out or due to over flooding washed out.