Lost in the leaf litter

Wood FrogWe’re making good progress in our woods, taking down the necessary trees for the new drain field. But the sad part (other than the fact that we’re taking down dogwoods, sugar maples and oak trees) is that we are destroying wildlife habitat. I’m not too broken up about the swarming ants we disturbed today, but we’ve encountered several of these lovely wood frogs. The two we saw today were quite different, one very dark, like the earth made from decaying leaves and wood, and this one, in beautiful shades of tan and brown. The only reason we saw either of them at all is because they moved. You can see that they blend in very well with their surroundings and are well suited to their forest floor living room. They have several days to make their way into the undisturbed acreage before the heavy equipment comes.

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2 Responses to “Lost in the leaf litter”


  1. 1 Jane Davila August 24, 2007 at 11:11 am

    He’s beautiful! I often have frogs clinging to the outside of the glass on the windows of my studio at night. Weird but cool.

    You must be getting excited about the completion of the project and setting up and using your gorgeous new space.


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