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Amphibian nursery: tiny cradles of life at VCU Rice Center

As Anne Wright waded into a knee-deep puddle in the woods, the scene looked drab and wintry.

Mucking about with her net, however, Wright found the unromantically named Pond 7 pulsing with life.

Softball-sized blobs of jelly contained salamander eggs. Inch-long baby salamanders sported gills and tiny feet. A predatory insect hid in a 2-inch brown cylinder made from leaves it had cut.

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