EUJREKA! ONE LONE LEOPARD FROG! JLY 8, 2018,
(farm pond, fifth line, erin twp. wellington county)
VERY hot today. Should be a good day for frogs to get out of the farm pond
and limber up there tongues for fly catching. That would assume there are
any frogs left in our 9 acres of ponds. There were none visible last week
although there was thing of pollywog movement beneath the floating corpses
of last years bull rushes.
Not much sign of life as I circled the pond, and then there it was … a quite
mature leopard front. Not moving. Watching me with a single bulbous
eyes. But alive and healthy.
I hope he or she is not spotted by the eagle eyes of blue heron whose stiletto beak spears frogs and fish and anything that moves.
Today was one of those magnificent days of summer…maybe you would not mind me sharing my “frog” happy day. Farm ponds and
wild flowers are the backdrops to our friend the frog.
WHICH FLOWER IS OUT OF PLACE…SHOULD BE LOCATED IN A TROPICAL CLIMATE? WE KEEP IT BARELY ALIVE ALL WINTER JUST
TO SEE THESE BLOSSOMS.