The Amphibians Awake

On the same walk as my blogs for ‘Honey Bees, Bumble Bees and Wannabees‘, and ‘A Mixed Bag of Birds at Fiver Rivers‘, I photographed the pond life that’s started to flourish once more since the winter ice melted away.

Snapping Turtle on the move... Slowly!

Snapping Turtle on the move… slowly!

 

A Snapping Turtle that appears to need a bigger log to haul-out onto.

A Snapping Turtle that appears to need a bigger log to haul-out onto.

 

Eastern Painted Turtles

Eastern Painted Turtles

 

Juvenile Eastern Painted Turtle plus fish and a Water Strider (lower right)

Juvenile Eastern Painted Turtle plus fish and a Water Strider (lower right)

 

A bullfrog tadpole resting in shallow water (after over-wintering under the ice)

A bullfrog tadpole resting in shallow water (after over-wintering under the ice)

 

The dorsolateral folds (i.e. raised lines down either side of its back) show this to be a one-year-old Green Frog (Rana clamitans melanota)

The dorsolateral folds (i.e. raised lines down either side of its back) show this to be a one-year-old Green Frog (Rana clamitans melanota)

 

One thought on “The Amphibians Awake

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *