and To Frogs

It was much too sunny not to go to Nisqually today after a week of steady rain, but the sunshine didn’t seem to draw much of a crowd of birds. In fact, the only good shot I got was one of the Cedar Waxwing which seem to have returned to feast on the fruit and berries.

No, perhaps cued by our extended rain, the frogs were out in great numbers today, if you took the time to slow down and notice. Actually, this frog was pointed out by a young lady who was trying to get her sister and mother to see it:

Frog on  log

He was too big to miss, but with his camouflage, and some shade, he wasn’t at all easy to pick up .

I’m sure that I would have missed this even better camouflaged frog if I hadn’t stopped to take some pictures of wasps feeding on the leaves:

Frog on Leaf

But both of these were relatively easy to see compared to this small tree frog pointed out by another refuge visitor when she saw I was actually taking pictures of them:

I don’t think I really knew that there were frogs this small.

Tree Frog

I think the Frog Gods must have taken mercy on me today, since the birds seemed unwilling to talk today.

4 thoughts on “and To Frogs

  1. When I was growing up in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 1950s and 1960s, I used to find tiny frogs that in our back yard. Your photos brings back good memories.

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