Frog of the Day
Hop to another month ...
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(Either an enlargement or a wider view for context)
The green frogs have settled down and become less noisy.
The pond scene is now mostly bullfrog faces
sticking up through the smooth carpet of duckweed.
September 30, 2009
September 29, 2009
TASTED LIKE CHICKEN !
Check out that weird lump in the throat...
what IS (er, WAS) it ?
(See the Food Chain page for more bullfrog dietary adventures
September 28, 2009
September 27, 2009
September 26, 2009
Bullfrog waiting patiently for a midnight snack
to wander by
September 25, 2009
BULLFROG PLUS ONE
Bullfrog and a stowaway
September 24, 2009 - NON-FROG EXTRA !
NEW CRITTER !
Last night there was a strange new face peeking
up through the duckweed carpet.
Some Google research revealed the identity...
Click on the blowup eye for the answer.
September 24, 2009
September 23, 2009
SAVOR THE SEASON !
I tried to move a nearby leaf closer to this bullfrog, to
set up a nice autumn "still life" shot... but it wasn't
so still! In typical bullfrog fashion, my movement
caused a pounce-and-grab.
September 22, 2009
Little frog, big pad
A young green frog
September 21, 2009
REFLECTING AT THE PAD
Geeen frog on lily pad
September 20, 2009
September 19, 2009
September 18, 2009
September 17, 2009
Bullfrog in the reeds
September 16, 2009
Bullfrog on a floating stick
September 15, 2009 ... NON-FROG EXTRA !
MONSTER FROM THE DEEP
Rarely seen snapping turtle!
Click on the blowup eye to see context
with frog size
September 15, 2009
The green frogs have been disappearing
(Are cool nights sending them down to hibernate?)
But there were two today... here's one of them
September 14, 2009 - NON-FROG EXTRA !
WAITING FOR A CLOUD
I was waiting for a cloud to block the harsh sunlight
for the lily pad shot below, when this dragonfly
started hanging around on me
September 14, 2009
HANGIN' AT THE PAD
Yes, frogs really DO sit on lily pads!
(That is, if they're small enough not to sink it...
this one is a young bullfrog)
September 13, 2009
SIGN OF AUTUMN
Maple leaf dropped from overhead tree
(beside a bullfrog)
September 12, 2009
FROGS IN THE ROAD
Still warm enough (57 F, 14 C) for rainy-night road frogs...
Two small green frogs (3cm)
... plus a spring peeper! (2 cm)
(See Frogs in the Road for more road frogs)
September 11, 2009
A little warmer last night (57 F, 14 C)
About 6 bullfrogs along the shore,
three were out of the water
September 10, 2009
Down to 50 F (10 C) at night ... only three bullfrogs
could be seen
September 9, 2009
EYES AND EARS
September 7, 2009
One of the big guys... a six-inch bullfrog
September 6, 2009
Bullfrog working to get something down
September 5, 2009
Two green frogs
September 4, 2009
See the blowup for an explanation
September 3, 2009
September 2, 2009
By the end of summer, the pond is a carpet of green.
Frog faces are always sprinkled with these
"mini lima beans".
September 1, 2009 (non-frog extra)
A nice surprise – a friendly dragonfly
who wouldn't leave!
September 1, 2009