Sunday, June 9, 2013


Today was a beautiful day so we got the kayaks and lunch and headed for the Catskill Mountains.  We spotted some beautiful flowers along the way.
Ate some lunch and some more beautiful flowers
We had to head for the Catskills because the lakes, or ponds as they call them here, were all closed to people.  Since 9/11 they closed all the lakes  near us because they are the water supply for New York City.

We are in Little Pond. 
It is so pretty here.

Can you find the big bull frog?

Did You Know?

  • Bullfrogs are the largest frogs in North America.
  • After hatching they can remain as tadpoles for one to three or more years depending on conditions.
  • Male bullfrogs stake out and defend their territory from any male frog intruder.
  • Bullfrogs can jump up to 15 times their body length to catch anything from insects, crayfish, minnows, and other frogs (even other bullfrogs) to small rodents, hatchling turtles, ducklings, bats and snakes!
  • During the winter, bullfrogs burrow into the mud on the pond bottom and remain there until spring, absorbing oxygen stored in the mud. Tadpoles may be active under the ice all winter.
  •  Green with mottled darker green, black, and brown with muscular hind legs. Males may have a yellow coloration on the throat during the breeding season. Females have a white throat.
  • As you can see our frog is a male.

Laura took her truck and this is the way we hauled the kayaks. 
This is the Beaverkill covered bridge.  It was closed to traffic car and foot. 
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