Friday, April 18, 2008

Frog eggs and spotted turtles






Recently there has been some talk amongst the homeschooling group about finding frog eggs and watching the life cycle of a frog. After hearing peepers make loud noises for the last month, I decided that it might be "time".

We headed down into the back of our yard and while gathering frog eggs, found a spotted turtle!

Jason, my 20 year old, is quite the amphibian lover. He collects creatures in his room that include camiens, turtles, and snakes. He has desired to find a spotted turtle in the wild for as long as I can remember.

So with the cell phone in hand, I phoned him, "THERE IS A SPOTTED TURTLE IN OUR BOG!"

He thought I was confused and was only seeing a painted turtle. HA! He forgets who taught him how to find turtles, frogs and things from the wild.

We were all excited to find this spotted turtle. We believe it is an adult male which means they are probably colonized in our bog. We released him, as he is ENDANGERED. Go Make more babies little spotty!

Here are some photos of the adventure; gathering the frog eggs.......and finding Spotty.

1 comment:

Meg said...

Have you completely lost all your brain cells? Eewwwwww!!!!!

Can't understand how you like playing around in the bog with squidgy things, but I am sure Jason thinks you're pretty cool.

Have fun!