Assault, by Edna St. Vincent Millay

I immediately liked this simple poem on the first read (which doesn’t always happen).  I do like Edna St. Vincent Millay. Assault I I had forgotten how the frogs must sound After a year of silence, else I think I should not so have ventured forth alone At dusk upon this unfrequented road. II I […]

Some Costa Rican Frogs

Love me some tropical amphibians! Wish I had better photos of these guys, but they’re sexy beasts anyway. These leaf litter frogs (or rain frogs) are super tiny and super hard to identify And super well camouflaged Yum! Glass frog! This picture is worse but the expression is better! So adorable! I actually identified this […]

Wood Frog (Lithobates sylvaticus)

Out on the night of the Great Salamander Meander this year, we spotted quite a few frogs moving from the forest to the river as well.  Despite the great variety in the coloration of these frogs, I believe they are all representatives of the species Lithobates sylvaticus (the wood frog). Let me know if you […]

The Frogs After Dark, by Robert Bly

The Frogs After Dark I am so much in love with mournful music That I don’t bother to look for violinists. The aging peepers satisfy me for hours. The ant moves on his tiny Sephardic feet. The flute is always glad to repeat the same note. The ocean rejoices in its dusky mansion. Bears are […]

Frog Day

Need I say more? As a quick aside, frogs and toads are often confused with each other.  They represent separate families, although technically all toads are frogs, not all frogs are toads.  But the “true frogs” are representatives of the family Ranidae; they have bulging eyes, big jumping hind legs, and smooth skin.  In contrast, […]