If you go way back to 2009, you can see how this tiny pond in my oak-palm hammock came to be.
(Dear North of the St. Mary's River friends, in Florida, a "hammock" is a shady forest habitat of mostly hardwoods)
Two days ago, Bear, Coquina, and I were taking a walk through the hammock, enjoying its shade and fresh deer smells. As we approached the little pond, I could see 7 leopard frogs sitting on the rim.
The pups spooked them of course, but I came back alone a little while later and some of them were still hanging out.
|I always place a stick of some kind in water holes like this, so the skinks, anoles, and other crawlies have a way of exiting when they fall in.|
Bums me out to find a drowned lizard in something I created.
|This frog was "one with the log" and never moved as I moved around to get pics.|