a good excuse to celebrate nature!
My 11 year old and I participated in the fifth annual event organized by some adventurous nature bloggers, and found plenty under rocks and logs, in ponds, and on the trails. I'm going to post the official Rock Flip Find on Flickr, as the frog above is much photogenic. Click over, and you'll see what I mean. J. found several kinds of amphibians yesterday. I was surprised at the nice variety. The National Audubon Society Field Guide to New England, by Peter Alden, et al. (Knopf, 1998) came in handy when making the i.d.s.
We flipped and hiked at the Connecticut Audubon Society's Larsen Sanctuary, in Fairfield, CT. It's a beautiful spot. We heard turkeys, hawks, blue jays, and chipmunks, and saw a small herd of deer in addition to the critters that appear in the photos.
A Roving I will Go, Outside my Window, Rebecca in the Woods, Fertanish Chatter, Bug Safari,Growing with Science Blog, Wild About Ants, Powell River Books Blog, Meandering Washington, Cicero Sings, Via Negativa, Mainly Mongoose, Wanderin' Weeta, Rock, Paper, Lizard. (The Interpreter), Cabin Girl From Twitter: At Rattan Creek ff. From @gjesse on Twitter