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Here is a beautiful video by Rachel Lodge. The video combines natural sounds of birds and frogs with watercolors to illustrate the carbon cycle. Human perturbations of the carbon cycle are causing global warming. Carbon meditation / Returning to balance … Continue reading
Citizen-scientists use remote cameras to watch pacific chorus frogs in eagle nests. You can watch too! Continue reading
While listening to the New Order album “Substance”, I was startled to hear the sound of frog calls. In fact, I initially thought that one of my frog recordings had started playing simultaneously with the New Order album. Then I … Continue reading
In 1951, George S. Myers, an ichthyologist and curator at the Standford University Natural History Museum, published a paper in Copeia titled “The most widely heard amphibian voice.” He described how the calls of pacific chorus frogs appeared in movies … Continue reading
At the end of November I received a very interesting email from Tasha, who lives in Anchorage, Alaska. Tasha and her family had just brought home a Christmas tree. To their surprise, a small frog came hopping out of the … Continue reading