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Frog Heaven: Ecology of a Vernal Pool

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Journey to frog heaven. If you're walking in the woods, you can tell that winter is changing into spring by the riot of sound that fills the air. The quacking, piping, and creaking that you hear are the sounds of frogs singing their love songs. Follow those sounds and they may lead you to a vernal pool. A vernal pool is a special pond that's just right for frogs, salamande ...more
Hardcover, 48 pages
Published October 1st 2006 by Boyds Mills Press
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Apr 04, 2009 rated it it was amazing
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Originally picked it up because of an assignment for class. Loved this book! The information is amazing and more so because there are so many species that can survive in tiny ponds like this one in Delaware, that are scattered all over the Northeast and California. I liked it when the author said you could chart the progression of spring by the songs of the frogs. I would love to hear that! I have always been fascinated by frogs since I was little and they have always been my symbol. The nature ...more
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Doug Wechsler takes his inspiration from the jungles, swamps and seashores of the world as well as from his own backyard. By showing the wonders of nature and its humorous side he hopes to motivate his readers to deepen their interest in their natural surroundings. His current projects take him to local parks and Ecuador.

A wildlife biologist and photographer, Doug Wechsler was Director of VIREO (V
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