Friday, 21 April 2017

Frog pond is awake

Wood frogs are awake in the pond, as well as a butterfly. Only a few butterflies overwinter:
Not all butterflies overwinter as adults, of course. ...  Around Ottawa, Mourning Cloak (Nymphalis antiopa), Eastern Comma (Polygonia comma), Green Comma (Polygonia faunus), Question Mark (Polygonia interrogationis), Milbert’s Tortoiseshell (Nymphalis milberti), and Compton Tortoiseshell (Nymphalis vau-album) overwinter in their adult form.
I'm not sure which one this is on the dock! I think it is a tortoiseshell.  It's pretty rough-looking! The second one is a Compton Tortoiseshell, from my archives! They over-winter under leaves and in bark.
Species: Nymphalis vaualbum
Compton Tortoiseshell.
One that overwinters, and is rare! 

Here are the sounds, not silence!
Wood frogs from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.

Frog pond sounds from Jennifer Jilks on Vimeo.


Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Oh marvellous, life reaffirming!!! YAM xx

Anvilcloud said...

Life returns. It must be nice to hear the frogs again.

Red said...

For me, frogs are spring. Now I have to work hard to hear frogs. As a kid on the prairies the whole country was a frog chorus.

William Kendall said...

You really do get quite a lot of vocalizations coming from the pond!

Lowcarb team member said...

Beautiful colouring in the Tortoiseshells ...
Lovely sound in you videos.

Enjoy the remainder of Friday and my good wishes for the weekend.

All the best Jan

Maria Glória said...

Os vídeos são deliciosos para ver e relaxar. E gosto de borboletas.
Um ótimo final de semana. Abraços.

Christine said...

you are definitely not alone out there!

Kay said...

You know what? There's a butterfly that looks a little like that being introduced in Hawaii. I hope it takes wing OK.