One of the main goals of the project is to get the frogs in the captive population to breed, so we are trying everything to help this along. One of the methods used in Jersey and London is lining the breeding containers with clay. Rather than laying spawn like many frogs. Mountain Chicken Frogs create foam nests then lay eggs into the foam. Clay forms a perfect base for these foam nests so we are hoping that this year will be successful. Clay on Dominica however is hard to find, so we took a trip into the mountains were a number of Freshwater lakes cover the landscape. One of these lakes imaginatively named "Freshwater lake" is a great source of Clay so off we went. Taking a small trip to Boeri lake on the way back. Boeri lake is like something straight out of Jurassic park with ferns and mist everywhere.
I also discovered a great deal about the resourcefulness of Dominica, after the car tire got a nail in it and went flat. A short visit to the mechanic and £2 later I drove away with a fixed tire. Not replaced fixed! A small injection of resin patched the tire to a Dominica acceptable standard. Being as everyone drives around on tires so warn they could be classed as "slick" tires I small patch is perfectly fine with me!