A Carolina Anole sunning on a palm frond is another sure sign of spring.
I’ve been keeping my eye out for Tree Frogs around the swamp now that we’ve had some warmer days.
On Thursday I spotted one tucked into a palm frond soaking up the afternoon sun.
I was saving this post, for reasons I’ve now forgotten. Maybe it was too much like other posts from last May.
With winter’s dull colors all around us this seems like a good time to show off all this green. And the GBH.
Tree Frogs seem to be hanging around everywhere this month, including reeds in the swamp.
This pair found a reed to their liking at the edge of the swamp for a nap.
Neither one showed any acknowledgement of my presence.
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I heard this young Alligator chirping at the edge of a duckweed covered pond. I’ve seen juveniles in this area off and on over the summer and suspect they are now around six months old and about 2 feet (60 cm) long.
From there he headed out into the pond, using his full body and tail to propel forward. I didn’t hear any more chirping and didn’t see any siblings. Or mama.
Then he made a 90 degree turn.
Finally he straightened out and headed for the other side of the pond, leaving a squiggly trail in the thick duckweed behind him.
The greens seem more intense in some places as we head into fall. This Alligator slid from the walking path into the water as I approached, then bobbed up in the duckweed as I passed by.
Surprising to me in these 90+ degree F days (32 C) we’ve been having the tree frogs are out in the sun.
Do frogs yawn?
Their camouflage is pretty good.
… a Tree Frog and a Grasshopper, and a lot of green.
The Tree Frog appeared to spy me, too, but he didn’t much care about me or the grasshopper.
The grasshopper ignored us both, too.
It was his shape that caught my eye as I rounded a corner to a small pond. He sat perfectly still, until he was GONE!