Many Leopard Frogs at Marais aux Grenouillettes: August 2022

After visiting this Quebec marsh in June, I looked up the word “grenouillette”. My source told me that it was a sort of invasive plant. However I don’t see this plant anywhere here and have decided that the word is an affectionate term for “small frog.” “Grenouille” means frog in French.

During this morning’s visit, small Leopard Frogs were constantly leaping in front of us. Northern Leopard Frogs earn their name from the spots that cover their bodies that resemble those of leopards. 

Northern Leopard Frog
Northern Leopard Frog
Northern Leopard Frog
Northern Leopard Frog
Northern Leopard Frog
Northern Leopard Frog
Northern Leopard Frog
Northern Leopard Frog
Northern Leopard Frog
Northern Leopard Frog
Northern Leopard Frog
Northern Leopard Frog
Northern Leopard Frog

Marsh scenes:

Ottawa River

Some birds:

Common Grackle
American Goldfinch (male)
Alder Flycatcher
Common Grackle
American Goldfinch (male)

Some botany:

Water-lily (Nymphaea odorata)
Common Arrowhead (Sagittaria latifolia)
Flowering-rush (Botumus umbellatus)
Flowering-rush (Botumus umbellatus)

NATURE POETRY

O summer day, surpassing fair,
With hints of heaven in earth and air.    – Eben Eugene Rexford (1848–1916)

Miles Hearn

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