I did not come away from the weekend with much to report on the wildlife front. The birds were busy and we could hear some different bird calls, but I am not sure what they were. It looks like some were flying under the cottage where we have several old nests. I tried to mount… Continue reading Jeepers, Creepers And We’ve Got Those Peepers
As I mentioned in my last post, Maggie’s tongue seems very long for a dog and more like that of a frog or a lizard. She also has a habit of staring at me and keeping an eye on me… rather like the bull frogs around the dock at the cottage. They seem to be… Continue reading Maggie Dog With The Tongue Of A Frog
Our resident Gray Treefrog has moved back into our half height shed at the back of the cottage again this year. They are nocturnal and I think I woke it up! Apparently they are sometimes seen on walls or windows of buildings where a light attracts insects. I wonder if that is the appeal of… Continue reading The Gray Treefrog
Whilst I love to hunt for frogs, I have no desire to eat them! We were out in the canoe and I noticed a frog. As we got closer I saw that a snake had also noticed the fog, well before I did and was in the process of making the frog its supper! I… Continue reading A Frog Hunt
OK, so I might have jumped to the wrong conclusion for a second time regarding bullfrogs. I did my research and I thought I knew what to look for and how to tell a green frog from a bullfrog. Then I met this frog. I was sure it must be a bullfrog. The dorsolated ridge… Continue reading Master Of Disguise
Just because you can’t see them, it doesn’t mean they are not there! So it turns out that I was hearing bullfrogs as well as green frogs at the cottage and we actually have both. The baritone call of the bullfrog mooing is so distinctive, but I only ever saw green frogs. This is partly… Continue reading Jumping To The Wrong Conclusions
So we are all set for a weekend at the cottage next weekend and I can’t wait! My husband has been busy working on toilet 2.0, but that won’t be installed until later. Next weekend the project is dock. We have bought some special dock legs to help us level the new dock. We still… Continue reading A New Season To Croak About!