Archive for the ‘Frogs’ Category

Rainbow connection

So yesterday was just another day of rain around here but unlike the others, we had the chance to see a rainbow. Now since I had my camera back, I was excited to take lots of pictures.

Unfortunately, I don’t know what happened to the auto focus function, so I wasn’t really happy with any of the pictures except for this one. So while I work on that and enjoy the song Rainbow Connection by Kermit the Frog, at least I have this one.


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Roadless roads

Today on the metrolink, for the first time in a long time, I got out a small journal I have and started to write. Maybe it’s a song, maybe it’s a poem, I don’t know but hopefully tomorrow I’ll get back to work on it. It’s entitled Roadless roads and was inspired by the paths up in the sky that the birds take, wherever their headed.

Meanwhile, today I received an e-mail from the Missouri by the Department of Conservation that described a new website entitled Great Missouri Birding Trails but unfortunately when I tried to access it tonight, it didn’t come up and so for that reason I decide do go a different route (See Flowing right along below). Funny how things change.

So now what I’ve decided to do (after already writing my usual post) is write another post about an article on the MDC website entitled “New Great Missouri Birding Trail website takes flight” by Lucas Bond. Hopefully that link will work. After all, it work this afternoon while I was at work.

Meanwhile, tomorrow the kids and I will be heading over to Amphibian Night to check out the Peeper frogs and other local amphibian by the Jay Henge Shooting Range, where they have a couple of ponds.



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Pieces of summer

These are just a few articles that I’ve been meaning to post since last week but just haven’t found the time, until now.

The first one is yet another article on family trees entitled “What People Owe Fish: A Lot” by Natalie Angier at the New York Times. I’m gonna have to check out Your Inner FIsh by Neil Shubin.

The next one is on my daughter’s favorite topic, horses. The article is “Herd’s Fate Lies in Preservation Clash” byLaura Beil, again at the New York Times. I think I know where my daughter stands on this.

This last article relates to a tradition that the kids I have, looking for frogs. We usually do it in the spring (with the Missouri Department of Conservation) but this sounds like fun too! The article is entitled “Mud, Fun and Frogs” by Matt Seek at Xplor Magazine.



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Shall we dance?

Over the last few years there have been articles about mass deaths of not only bats (as talked about in the previous post), but also of bees and even frogs. Unfortunately, they may be related according to “Bat, Bee, Frog Deaths May Be Linked” by Jennifer Viegas from Discovery News via the Environmental News Network.

Scarry, Scarry stuff!


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