Crocuses and peepers

Cody H
Fri, 23 Feb 2018 20:03:29 PST
That reminds me of one of the most amazing experiences I’ve ever had, which
was walking through a small swamp in a tropical jungle on the eastern slope
of the Cordillera Central in Costa Rica during a frog mating orgy (there’s
really no better word to describe it). We counted nearly twenty species of
frog, including red-eyed tree frogs and other colorful species. There were
tens of thousands of individuals, literally dripping from the trees as they
scrambled to find partners. The noise of their mating songs was deafening,
we could barely hear each other yelling from a few inches away. I don’t
think I’d ever want to live deep in a lowland tropical jungle for any
significant length of time, but they sure can be amazing places to visit.
On Fri, Feb 23, 2018 at 9:24 AM Erik Van Lennep <>

> I moved from New England to Europe 17 years ago...and there are no Spring
> Peepers here. I still miss them.
> One of my most ecstatic experiences was walking into a wetland, surrounded
> by peepers, and feeling absolutely saturated by the sound of their Spring
> joy. People who haven't experienced it don't get it at all.
> erik van lennep
> <><><><><><><><><><><><><><><>
> *“Another world is not only possible, she is already on her way. On quiet
> days I can hear her breathing.” * - Arundhati Roy
> > > Here in Massachusetts, it snowed again, and we have neither
> > crocuses nor
> > ​ ​
> > peepers.
> >
> > > Jane S
> >
> >
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