Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Manmade habitat

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In the swimming pool yard there are two large open top, cement cisterns. Previously they were used for, you guessed it swimming pools, but in generations past they watered stock mostly horses. After Lloyd's girls were born the pools were fenced off and today they are their own little wildlife sanctuaries full of cattails, dive bombing red wing blackbirds and other pond critters.

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This year there was an exceptionally good hatch of thumbnail-sized Pacific tree frogs.

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How many do you count in the photo below?

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2 comments:

Rachel said...

I count ten. Such beautiful photos. When I look at those pools now I will see not only the importance of them for life but the little hidden beauty it holds.

Jarom said...

I count 12.

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