People always tease me about how late I open my pool, but I’ve got a good reason for being slow — tadpoles. Yep, every spring Mom and Pop American Toad serenade our warm evenings and then a few days later we see these little black dots moving around in the water captured by the pool cover. Some years we hear their serenade as often as five times, other times just once or twice. But always they are sounds to which we look forward. Without the toads, our backyard would be so much more of a mosquito-haven.
AND ANOTHER GREEN FROG
And this year we again have a Green Frog that continues to scare us half to death when we walk out to check on the tadpoles. Hopefully he’ll move on before I open my pool.
See also Frogs in my Pool.