More Signs Of Spring
I’ve talked about the wild birds and peacocks looking for a mate and nesting. But there are also signs of spring from the amphibian and reptile sectors.
In the reptile kingdom, I saw a couple of turtles out sunning on the log in the pond yesterday for the first time this year.
In the amphibian sector, the frogs are out too. But getting a picture of one of them continues to elude me. I’ve even tried walking along the edge of the pond with the video going, and though you can see a splash in the water or hear a little cheep from time to time, you can’t actually see the frogs.
However, when it comes to the audio, well, for a couple of weeks now I’ve been hearing the “spring peepers.” I stood down in the bottom pasture beside the bog yesterday and took this little video. It’s not much for looks; it’s the sound that matters.
Here again, being able to SEE the little critters just doesn’t happen. They hide down in all that vegetation – you can see what I mean from where I zoomed in on it near the end of the video. I have never been able to spot even one little frog, much less get a picture of it.
For one thing, the minute they hear or feel the vibration of me getting close, they shut up. For another, I really don’t want to crawl around in that marshy area peering under clumps of weeds, trying to see a frog. With my luck, I’d come on some kind of water snake!
That in itself might be a little unsettling, but we have a plethora of water moccasins around here, and I really am not keen on a poisonous snake bite.
So I fear the shy little frogs will continue to elude the paparazzi.