Our Backyard Classroom
The past week we had a wonderful time with our friends. We took them on a short hike through the woods and spent a lot of time looking for frogs and things. LD couldn’t get enough time down at the creek and spent a couple hours each afternoon hunting things down.
We found a bunch of new (to us) critters! How exciting!
|I think this little guy is a Northern Cricket Frog.|
|We also came across this treefrog — which we think is the Cope’s Gray Treefrog.|
|LD caught a salamander and a couple of crayfish.|
|Crayfish breathe through gills, so we took this picture quick and put it back in the water.|
|This is the small creek that runs winds it way through our property. It is wider back near the bridge, but this area is nice because it clears out a bit like a little meadow.|
|We’ve seen these 5-lined skinks a lot, but I couldn’t resist including yet another photo! They have such bright blue tails.|