Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Frogs in the yard

Dusk is quickly falling, the animals are settling down. It's warm, so we open a few windows inside the house. Time for bed....

And time for the frog chorus to begin. The sounds of peeping and croaking, the conversations of animals that hide during the day, and come out at night to meet and greet.

A few summers ago, I never saw any frogs around our house. Nothing at all. Then, we put a second pond in the back yard, and we finally had a frog come visit our yard. Just one or two, hiding in the garden among all the plants.

This year, we have the third pond, and far more hiding places for the frogs during the day. At night, I can clearly hear frogs in both our ponds. Talking back and forth.

So what does it mean? Well, it means we are growing a thriving eco-system. It means that using no chemicals in our yard is WORKING because fragile animals are able to survive. It means at night, I go to sleep to the sounds of frogs singing. Sing on, my green friends. Sing on.

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