The chorus has arrived. Only the other day Sarah Longes commented that the frog’s chorus should be with us any minute. I did not know her powers extended to the bogs of North County Cork, but they clearly do.
At the weekend I asked if the frogs were out yet, only to be told “not yet”. Well a walk down the bog completely disproved that comment – despite a harsh wind the croaks could clearly be heard.
My challenge was now to try and see these reptiles before they dived for cover in the depths of the bog. Not always easy when the Hound makes his presence well known.
Of course the frogs up this neck of the woods do not possess a fraction of the colour of their amazonian counterparts, but neither do they carry lethal venom. So not as photogenic but a lot safer.
Spring is definitely here.
I also feel that I cannot complete this post without a mention of one of my favourite gardens which I have managed to gain a glimpse of through Julie’s Blog – Frog Pond Farm.
What a name. I love it.