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Ribbit, Ribbit! [Feb. 10th, 2008|08:46 pm]
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I saw a green tree frog at the land this evening.

Green Tree Frog       Green Tree Frog

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[User Picture]From: amysn
2008-02-11 02:52 am (UTC)
That's cool!
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[User Picture]From: ndozo
2008-02-11 07:16 am (UTC)
I think it is flipping you off in the second photo. That is a sassy frog.

Also, I think the strike will be over on Wed maybe. They had a big meeting and there is another one tomorrow, I think it's tomorrow anyway, but it sounds very close to being over. I hope I hope I hope...

Ribbit.
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[User Picture]From: cdozo
2008-02-11 02:03 pm (UTC)
I hope so too.

Ribbit, ribbit.

Edited at 2008-02-13 03:45 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2008-02-11 10:13 pm (UTC)
So cool! That's what you get when you have water! Habitat, says my book, is "vegetation near permanent water."

Hurray for _Hyla cineria_. Hurray for you!

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[User Picture]From: cdozo
2008-02-11 10:32 pm (UTC)
It was far from the river, up by the house. The "permanent" water it was near is one of the buckets of rainwater I've collected for watering things that I plant. I'm worried I'm going to use water that it's laid its eggs in to water the asparagus.

Now I know it's there, I'll try to check the water before I use it. But frog eggs are tiny and the water is murky.
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2008-02-11 11:00 pm (UTC)
Put a piece of screenwire or cloth over another bucket and slowly pour the water through it. Frog spawn will hang up on the filter as a jelly-like mass. Put the frog-spawn in a bowl with some water in it, and take it down to the river, putting it in cattails or whatever's growing right at the edge.

At least, that's my advice. Ignore at will.
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[User Picture]From: cdozo
2008-02-11 11:14 pm (UTC)
It's excellent advice and I will follow it. I'll have to set something up to pour the water through.

If I find them, I may keep the eggs up by the house. There is no aquatic vegetation in "my" part of the river, and there are tons of turtles. Plus it would be fun to watch them do their tadpole-to-frog thing. I haven't watched it happen since I was a kid.
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[User Picture]From: e_moon60
2008-02-11 11:37 pm (UTC)
Good luck with them! Let us know how they do, if there are any.

E.
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[User Picture]From: cdozo
2008-02-11 11:50 pm (UTC)
You can bet I will, with photographs and text.
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