What are these jelly blobs on my car?

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gel blob triciaThe Question: I found these on my car in the driveway. What are they?

Submitted by: Tricia, suburbs of Buffalo, New York, USA

gel blob susanThe Question: There were numerous gel filled discs all over my car after a heavy rain. They were clear with tiny yellow specks towards the middle of the blob. What are they?

Submitted by: Susan, suburbs of Buffalo, New York, USA

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Move the tadpoles?

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The Question: We have a very old hot tub that hasn’t been used for years and the cover has collected a good amount of water from rain and now looks almost like a tiny pond! We recently we have discovered that it is filled with tadpoles! My dad thinks it is a from a tree frog because he has heard them. Should we move them to a nearby water source? Or just leave them alone?

Submitted by: Patrice, Connecticut, USA

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Are these orange ants or spiders?

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orange insects- smallerThe Question: These bright orange insects were all over my deck. I have never seen anything like them. Are they ants or spiders?

Submitted by: Roxanne, Pennsylvania, USA

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Move a bird nest?

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The Question: I have a mallard hen laying eggs (11 so far) in a flower pot on the end of my dock and I’m loving it. The problem is we are getting a new dock in a few weeks. If I move the pot 20-25 yards away to the neighbor’s dock will Mama duck be able to find the new spot? Mama isn’t here during the days so she’s still laying but has to be done soon. Would it be better to do when she is incubating so she goes with the eggs at the same time??

Submitted by: Lizanne, Nebraska, USA

The Question: I took down a hanging plant to water it and there was a nest with 3 eggs in it. I accidentally dropped it when I went to rehang it and the eggs broke. I moved the plant to my porch floor so Mama could find it. Will she lay more eggs?

Submitted by: Betsy, Illinois, USA

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What is this small jelly blob on a beach in Maine?

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The Question: I saw a couple of clear jelly blobs at the beach and am trying to figure out what they are. They look just like the pictures of beached sea gooseberries, round with faint inner stripes and the diameter is about the size of a half-dollar. No tentacles, though. And from what I’ve read, gooseberries are only found on the west coast. These were found at the beach in Ogunquit, Maine. They don’t match the description or images of the Moon Jelly in your other post, either (moon jellies). Any ideas??

Submitted by: Sara, Maine, USA

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