The Pollywogs Are Coming

It’s been rainy here in Florida. How rainy is it? Well, yesterday Diane and I were walking around the property and found that our retention pond was full. Because it was full, the area around the shop was underwater. Water was streaming across a couple of feet of the edge of the concrete pad of the shop area. While we were there, I noticed movement in the water. It turns out that we have a bumper crop of tadpoles to go with the bumper crop of mosquitoes. A plague of frogs might be just what we need for the mosquito situation. Unfortunately, the shorter mosquito life cycle is currently in the ascendancy, and things may dry up before the pollywogs can make their metamorphosis into frogs. Then again, things might not dry up. It’s been a wet summer here for us.

Wesley R. Elsberry

Falconer. Interdisciplinary researcher: biology and computer science. Data scientist in real estate and econometrics. Blogger. Speaker. Photographer. Husband. Christian. Activist.

One thought on “The Pollywogs Are Coming

  • 2013/08/08 at 1:41 pm

    Well, good luck with it all. I hate skeeters!

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