|Top: Barking Treefrog|
Bottom: Green Treefrog
The rainy season has returned. Maybe our drought is over. In my part of the state, lakes have risen a foot in just two weeks, although they are still well below historic levels. In the evenings following a deluge, I enjoy listening to the exceptionally loud chorus of froggies in the treetops, especially the Barking Treefrog (Hyla gratiosa) and the Green Treefrog (Hyla cinerea). Not only are they music to my ears, but my plants like them too - they consume a hearty share of beetles and their kin, which we seem to have an abundance of in Florida.
|Dry resurrection fern|
|Hydrated resurrection fern. Photo by Peg Lindsay.|
|You don't need a tree to enjoy this native fern|
Edited and posted by Laurie Sheldon