New Discoveries: Some Kind of Cricket Frog

Tiny creatures jump along the wooded road beside me. Smaller than a watermelon seed, they hop like little crickets. When I look closer, I see tiny frogs.

Tiny frogs!

(They might be toads. I’m not sure, but I take a picture and set my mind to wonder.)

After researching a bit, I think I’ve happened upon southern cricket frogs. 

Now I think about all those tiny things on my path that I hardly notice. I think about frogs and turtles and the joy of childhood exploration and discovery. Today, I’ll look for turtles.

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