04.16.2021 Frog Friday Returns!

Of course, it is still a bit early here in my town although I have heard spring peepers a few times.  But the season nears and I thought I’d plumb the depths of the archives for a teaser.

We’re getting a little bit of wet snow today but it won’t last. The weather is forecast to remain on the cool side so these guys will probably remain in their mudquarters for a little while yet.

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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25 Responses to 04.16.2021 Frog Friday Returns!

  1. Ann Mackay says:

    And what a handsome frog to start off with – hope the mudquarters are comfy! 🙂

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  2. I agree with Ann Mackay, a handsome frog, with a winning expression. It occurs to me, he’d probably be a good soccer player, great peripheral vision. Or maybe water polo.
    I like “mudquarters,” that’s great!!

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  3. “Mudquarters” is a good word. Amphibians similar to frogs would abide in a toad abode.

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  4. Nice Steve! Like the closeup frog portrait with the frog’s reflection!

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  5. Eliza Waters says:

    Cute face! The dry weather has subdued frog activity up to this point, but I expect now this wet weather will help bring them out once it warms up again. I have heard the ‘quacking’ of wood frogs, though. Have a great weekend.

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  6. Peter Klopp says:

    The croaking of the frogs will tell that spring has arrived. Their night concerts are also a familiar sound around our area.

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  7. shoreacres says:

    Maybe this will be the year that I finally get more than a “ker-plunk” to reward me on my frog searches. I have seen tadpoles already, in a different spot than I’ve ever visited. Reasonably enough, they were in a freshwater pond; frogs certainly aren’t going to thrive in our saltwater marshes.

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  8. Oh good, I have missed Frog Friday (I caught the end of season specials in late summer/early autumn). What a fantastic frog. Frogs here are out and about, and the road signs are up near spawning grounds to warn motorists to slow down.

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    • That’s great that there are signs to benefit lusting frogs. We don’t have quite that here. But in our town some tunnels were built for salamanders as they move toward breeding ponds. Years ago folks would gather on wet spring nights on one particular stretch of road here and guide the salamanders as well as caution cars so they wouldn’t get squashed. Then some barriers were erected directing them to some underground paths that were created with the town’s assistance so they could take the tunnels safely.
      I have missed Frog Friday too and could have kept mining the archives but absence makes the heart grow fonder so they took a break until now. Hopefully some current images will soon be here.

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      • It gladdens my heart when I hear of humans doing a service to other creatures, as is the case with those salamander tunnels. Sadly, the road signs here haven’t been entirely effective and I’ve seen a few squashed frogs, but we did stop to help one make it to the other side, so at least that’s one more available to make the new generation.

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  9. Frogs! First day back and I am greeted with frogs! Something is very definitely right with the world.

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  10. Littlesundog says:

    What a handsome frog! It appears to be waiting for the show to begin, just like the rest of us!

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  11. Handsome fellow. It won’t be too long before this year’s chorus 😊

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  12. I’m a frog. A frog with a blog. Imagine! 🙂

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