Wednesday, September 27, 2006


Jasmine loves to sink into the muck. She loves to scare the Great Blue Heron. Bonus points if he makes that crazy squawk.

The Green Herons head for the trees, but they don't complain as much. I think they're used to it.

What we call the "swamp" got awfully dry for a while this year. When it was down to one small puddle there were twelve little frog heads poking up out of it. After it finally rained again they sang and laughed.

Like the previous frog video, it's really just for the sound. You'll probably need to turn up your speakers to hear the frogs laughing... it sounds perfectly normal on my computer but when I upload it, the sound gets diminished somehow.

There are actually two types of frog/toad noises here (but I'm not sure you'll be able to hear the lower ones near the end). I'm having trouble identifying them, so let me know if you have any clues.


Sabine said...

"Fluffy white dog" and "swamp" spell disaster, I think. :-)

Unknown said...

You have your own heron? Wait, HERONS? And a swamp?! *turning green with jealousy*

(lol, Sabine--but a fun disaster!)

Omelay said...

nice swamp. we want the before and after photos of the fluffy white dog and the swamp frolic.

R.Powers said...

The cats probably don't appreciate good muck ... takes a dog to do that.

Lené Gary said...

For some reason, I can't get the frog sounds to work, but I did want to recommend a very cool book I picked up this summer. It's called The Calls of Frogs and Toads by Lang Elliott. It contains a CD with breeding calls and sounds of 42 different species. I think it's great--anyway, thought you might get a kick out of it too.

Ericka said...

i couldn't get it to play either - it got stuck in "loading" mode.

fluffy white dog + swamp = slimy green dog?