This afternoon e-mailed this flyer to the families who live in my neighborhood, a street-lamped 1 mile stretch of isolated country road that has a forest on one side and a creek with surrounding wetland on the other side. What does this confluence of geographic circumstance signal? A stage for observing the early spring amphibian migrations!
Last night it was 40 degrees and raining. More on this delightful event later…
Click the image below to get a closer look…
Dear Neighbors on Centerville Road,
I’m letting you know that it’s that special time of year again! As most of you probably recall, I spend rainy nights prowling our street (and often in the adjacent brush and ditches) with my camera on Toad Patrol, photographing amphibians drawn to the bugs under the street lights. This is just a reminder that the season is about to start up again, and you might see me in the street in front of your house.
I’ll always have a flashlight and my camera and will probably be squatting in the road. I’m rarely (if ever) out much past midnight. Anyway, this is my annual reminder to not be disturbed. Feel free to say hi!
If you happen to be interested, I’ll be posting selections as usual to flickr. Here’s this year’s set:http://www.flickr.com/photos/davemedia/