Sunday, May 4, 2014
Peep Away and Procreate to Your Little Hearts' Contents
Today, Sunday, Barry and I continued to tidy up outside and enjoy a spring day. In Maine many of us who live in wide open spaces have a bit of work to do in April and May. Branches of silver poplar are scattered across the lawn. The lawns are greening and green more quickly if we can rake them free and clear. We gathered up some rotting cedar fencing posts and tossed those on the "big burn pile." Of course, before burning this pile we call our local fire chief for a burn permit. No problem and today was perfect for a big burn…a bit drizzly and barely a SW breeze. Righting the bird bath basins, sweeping the driveway, bringing back the patio furniture, and flipping the picnic tables are included in the clean up. Year after year it's quite predictable what needs doing to greet the months of outside living. New this year is a purchase of a Mosquito Magnet device. Some have seen their first black flies so it's time to set that up too. Speaking of flies, our friends the peep frogs are here and their chorus of evening song is out of this world glorious. These little amphibians are carnivores and love to eat black flies and mosquitoes! Yay! Peep away and procreate to your little hearts' contents! Have you heard these tiny tree frogs sing…the males are the first…calling out to the females.
Here is a link to an audio and info about our spring peepers: