they’re back: hangin’ with the frogboys

first frogboy 2010 2SUNSHINE BRINGS OUT THE BEST IN PEOPLE–AND IN FROGS. That’s the word out back at poolside, where the annual Amphibian Assembly of America is starting to convene. This little green frogboy thought the bamboo poles I place across the pool to thwart hungry herons looked like a railing on a boardwalk, I guess, and there he hung all morning, catching rays. The full-body view of this young hunk:

first frogboy 2010
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  1. boodely says:

    “Make sure you get a good shot of my thighs, okay? I’ve been doing those leaping exercises and my legs are looking good, if I do say so myself.”

    1. Margaret says:

      @Julie: I have always used Nikons; D-40X and lately newer versions of the Nikon DSLRs. Love Nikon; used to use their “film” cameras since I was in my 20s, as did my father before me. I am no great photog, but I love playing with it.

  2. Angela says:

    Oh, lucky you! Your frogs sunbathe and parade for you. In my garden frogs are always hiding in the shade somewhere. They are loud but keep themselves well hidden. maybe they try to avoid the dry California. Also, you mention it in passing, but, hungry herons in your pool? Wow!

  3. Jane says:

    We have no frogboys of our own, so one day every spring at dusk my husband will call from the roadside that he’s coming to pick me up for a drive. We go to a bend in the main road a few miles from our house that has a marsh, pull off on the shoulder, “roll” down the windows, and listen to the songs of the spring peepers. They are so loud! We know spring has finally sprung when we first hear the peepers. As long as they are singing [shouting?], we open the windows and slow down to hear them when we drive by known peeper-spots.

  4. TC says:

    I’m sure you know it’s the males who do all the hollerin. Pseudacris crucifer is the species name and they seem exceptionally vocal around here this year.

    (I’m wondering why you don’t have a “Remember me” function for your commenters.)

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