Saturday, February 23, 2019
The Vernal Pool
The last week of February is upcoming so I want to do a month end wrap up on my 5 Mile Radius challenge progress next week, what I have to share for this week is my latest YouTube upload of a visit to the Vernal Pool that I've been watching for several months now. It developed last October when all this rain began. Here it is February and it's still providing a great habitat for birds and frogs and it's still raining. I didn't get any frogs on the video, only lots of frog sound...I was so busy looking for birds. We have an abundance of Grey Tree Frog here, so that one I know...and Bull Frog, if I walk up at night I'm sure I could hear Bull Frog, I saw one hop in another vernal pool, last week he was huge wish I had been ready to snap a photo...his leap was so long one leap and he was gone, and what a splash he made!
The have a dynamite yellow color on their belly...
Im sure I will find lots of tad pole in the waters edge when it warms up a bit...this was taken in the month of May so I have to keep my eyes open.
They love to lay their eggs in our rain water barrels so I hope this year they will use the vernal pools if they are still around in may! So here is my video, its about 20 minutes so if you don't have time click the watch later icon in the upper right. This pool is a great habitat and I think you will agree.
Until next time...
Every day is a new Adventure.