Thursday, April 17, 2008


During the time when they were trucking out the building debris to build the park's base out in to the lake, there were many pools of water left along the shoreline. In the springtime, those pools were filled with spawning toads that had just emerged from their winter's sleep in the bottom mud, hungry and h . . . . , and, after all kinds of interesting acrobatics, great masses of jellied spawn soon filled the water. Thousands of tadpoles came soon after. The kids had a great time. Do you remember? So, what happened to the toads and the frogs? Does anyone ever see an amphibian, eggs or tadpoles in the ponds anymore? Anyone have an explanation? I know that amphibians are especially sensitive to environmental toxicity, so I am wondering if it is because of leaching from the construction debris.

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Terry Smith

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