Almost even hot.
Bullfrogs, those beefy-boys of summer concerts, are starting to appear in the Plaza Pond in front of the Visitor Center.
Bullfrogs (Rana catesbeiana: named in honor of famed naturalist Mark Catesby) are the largest frogs in our region; as big as a whoppers without pickles. It's still too early for their "jug-o-rum, jug-o-rummmmm, jug-o-rummmmmm" solos, but it's certainly warm enough for them to sun themselves.
It must feel good after a long winter spent in the leaves and muck at the bottom of the pond to feel the sunshine again.
- Text and photo by Stephen Lyn Bales