Category Archives: Amphibians

Books On Birds, Butterflies, Insects, Wildlife, Gardening, And Photography

Okay, I’ve done it.  I’ve cataloged most all my books.  I still have some computer books at work I need to catalog, but for this blog I think I’m complete.  I’ve organized the books into sections and I’ll also make the list available for download should you choose to keep it as a reference for […]

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Unusual Backyard Visitor

I was watering the grass today and saw something quite unusual in the bottom of the pool. This is an adult Small Mouth Salamander, that is roughly 5.5 inches (14 centimeters).  I almost never see them unless I’m digging a whole in some moist soil, or when they happen to get caught in the pool […]

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Green Tree Frog The Size Of A Fingernail

Before I share this picture with you, I need to clarify some things.  First, I give up on Leecy’s fingernails.  She says she was working in the garden (she was, but with gloves on when I saw her).  Second, I’ve offered to pay for manicures, and she has enough money to pay for them as […]

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Birds And Butterflies Update

I apologize for not providing any pictures or updates as of late.  I’ll try and take and post new pictures tomorrow. Despite the lack of pictures, I can give everyone a verbal update. The Purple Martin babies (the original 5) all seemed to have fledged now.  There are probably 20 Martins flying around every night.  […]

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Female American Bullfrog

Say hello to Michelle J. Frog, previously known as Michael J. Frog, now known as MJ Frog.  Did you get all that? The confusion in naming was due to my lack of knowledge on how to distinguish male and female Bullfrogs.  I think I understand how to tell the difference now.  This one is definitely […]

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Wildlife Rescue: Toad Butt Stuck In Bucket

This is a weekend for backyard wildlife rescue I guess.  Yesterday we rescued the Purple Martin.  Today we rescued..a Toad! Leecy was going to get our empty plastic potting buckets when she noticed something a little strange.  She yells at me like I did her yesterday regarding the injured Purple Martin. She says, “LOOK” and […]

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American Bullfrog: Michael J. Frog 2010

This makes the 4th year that the American Bullfrog, nicknamed Michael J. Frog, has made his appearance in our pool.  That’s one of the nice things about Spring is you get to see if your old regulars return once again. Before I post the pictures, let me share some information that I just recently read […]

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Michael J. Frog Comes Out

We see him at night, but we haven’t seen Michael J. Frog (American Bullfrog) during the day in a long time.  I suspect we will start seeing less and less of him as the weather turns cooler. This is the first shot I’ve been able to take of him with the 7D.  I definitely think […]

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Gone Fishin'

Well not really, but I realize I haven’t posted much this week.  I’ve been getting home a little later than normal, then we’ve actually had some rain (yea!) a few nights as well. I’m going to try the early morning Saturday ritual and get some pictures. It’s supposed to be really hot and humid tomorrow […]

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