Saturday, June 13, 2015

A Preview of a great hike to Buck's Wilderness today

 My wife got this shot of me photographing wild orchids while her dog posed for the camera.  A great, wild hike today brought us to some little lakes in Bucks Wilderness that host the Mountain Yellow-legged Frog, Rana muscosa.  It was exciting to see them.  Full story with my defense of frogs coming soon. 
Here she is in about 2 feet of water.  Spotted initially on a tuft of grass and mistaken for a pine cone, she jumped when I tried to touch her.  Fortunately, she came rest a short distance away in very clear water.
A few minutes later, she emerged at the shoreline which is solid granite.

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