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Mar. 27, 2011, 12:20 PM
Last night, March 26th, the frogs started ribbiting for the first time, exactly the same date as last year. Love the sound, but while the flowers and daffs are a month late, the frogs are right on time.
Mar. 27, 2011, 12:27 PM
Typical KY weather here, our frogs started two weeks ago when we had a little warm spell, the daffs are up, grass is growing, fruit trees are blooming . . . and it snowed last night. I think that "croak" may describe what they are now, not what they are doing. :sadsmile:
Mar. 27, 2011, 02:24 PM
Hush you. I have feets and feets of snow, cold & windy too. I dream of spring....
Mar. 27, 2011, 02:49 PM
We are so dry, a frog would have to carry a water survival pack to get around.:cry:
No frogs here, but if it ever rains again enough to run and fill the ponds and lakes for a little, the frog croaking becomes deafening and they hop all over, tiny little newly born ones, thick as a carpet, until the dry winds scorch it all again.:(
Mar. 27, 2011, 04:31 PM
One of the percs of living near a wetland is that wonderful chorus. I love it.
Also had a flock of wood ducks visiting, which was very special.
Lately an amorous Tom has taken to displaying for the hens, but they are ignoring him. So far. But he keeps trying.
quack quack quack, gobble gobble gobble, the chorus of frogs, and gobble gobble gobble, quack quack, gobble gobble. Aaaahhhh, springtime.
Mar. 27, 2011, 04:54 PM
I love our tree frogs!! They all start singing, one messes up the song, then complete silence and they all start singing again.
Mar. 27, 2011, 05:27 PM
I work in an ecology lab that studies wetlands, and frogs in particular. All the grad students hate this time of year.:lol: Every night they can manage they're driving around backroads with the windows rolled down listening to see if this kind of frog is calling and where, and if the ponds are still iced over. We even "made" a wetland near the lab so we didn't have to go so far all the time.
I've been out collecting breeding pairs before, and it's crazy how loud it is when you're in the middle of it! You could practically step on most of the males before they care to get out of your way.
We have a couple of farmers that give us permission to collect critters in their ponds every year (returned afterwards), and it's fun showing someone just how much is in that old pond of theirs. One time I collected zooplankton accompanied by the farmer's black lab, who then got covered in green pond scum :lol:
Mar. 27, 2011, 06:17 PM
I had a pond under my apt window. The frogs were sooo loud:yes: I had my windows closed, a/c on and TV going, and you could still here them:eek: Especially the ocassional croak from the bull frog:lol: I did come to enjoy them once I was used to it.
Mar. 27, 2011, 07:05 PM
Hate to say, it guys - my husband mowed the lawn yesterday, and - please note - we are in Canada! (B.C.)