Its time for another ♥ I Heart Macro Sunday! ♥
I was going to go sit by my husband on the front porch one day this week, when I discovered that “someone else” had already claimed that chair. This little guy was perched on the top cross-bar of the chair back.
He (she?) sat there very patiently, while I ran into the house and got my camera. I took macro shots from all different angles.
We have a protected wetland area behind our house. Having so many frogs in the area is considered a sign that the wetlands have a healthy ecosystem. This guy is a Northwest Chorus Frog, and believe me, these guys can really sing! On spring nights their love songs are almost deafening.
A third grade class at Boston Harbor Elementary School in Olympia, Washington successfully proposed, to the state legislature, that the Northwest chorus frog should be the state amphibian. And so, in 2007, the Pacific chorus frog (Pseudacris regilla) became the official state amphibian . Now why states need official amphibians, I don’t know. But it was a cool project for the third graders!
After awhile the Mr. Frog grew tired of his photo shoot and started climbing down the chair.
Eventually he hopped onto the seat of the chair and then sprung off into the garden.
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