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May has been a great month for observing calling frogs in northeastern Ohio. Here are a couple videos taken in the last two weeks. The videos show Gray Treefrogs and Green Frogs. You can also hear American Toads and Spring … Continue reading
The weather on Mother’s Day was excellent for spotting animals out and about in the Cleveland Metroparks. Here is a short video of a muskrat messing around in a pond. About 12 seconds into the video a painted turtle emerges … Continue reading
I was sitting near a wood pile in Socorro County, New Mexico, watching a desert spiny lizard (Sceloporus magister). I wanted to get some footage of push-up behavior. As I started recording this individual, it disappeared from my screen in … Continue reading
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
Here are four videos of American Toads during the breeding season. The videos show calling males, interaction with spring peepers, fighting over mates, and amplexus. Continue reading