Thousands of Frogs Croaking

Thousands of Frogs Croaking

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Near the second week of April, I was walking behind my new place, and heard a noise. My initial thought was that it was the sound of a diesel freight trail idling on the tracks not so far away. Wanting to be the know-it-all bush smarts guy, I was a little embarrassed when I realized they sound was likely frogs. I’m used to “springs peepers” from further north, they are frogs that make a peeping noise, as apposed to the croaking noise that I heard here, but for the same spring mating reasons. I crept up on the pond to watch and listen to the resonant sound of the frogs, and birds calling in the background. And, I noticed that despite some debris floating in the pond, the water is very clear, and the pond has no in-flow or outflow. It must be created by an up flowing of clean ground water. It was nice to hear the frogs, and learn more about nature as usual, but I was saddened to think that the area was slated for development in the near future.

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Jim Baird is an Adventurer, videographer, writer, photographer, and talent. His previous rolls include extensive work with a map company as well as guiding and prospecting. Jim has shot video for Cineflix productions, BBC Worldwide, 13 Minds, and The Weather Network US. He's produced video series such as “The Kesagami River Solo” and “Lessons From The Trail with Jim Baird”. Jim’s content has also appeared in print for several publications that include Explore, Canoeroots, Real Fishing, Ontario Out of Doors, Outdoor Canada, Canoe & Kayak, and Field & Stream magazines. Jim is an expert woodsman, white-water canoeist, survivalist, and a bold wilderness navigator. His expedition experience includes a solo trip down the canoe eating rapids of the Kesagami and then along the tempestuous James Bay coat, an 800-mile snowmobile expedition across the Northwest Passage, 300miles above the Arctic Circle. A month long descent of the Northwest Territories Kuujjua River in the Arctic Archipelago, followed by 120-kilometers of paddling on the Arctic Ocean. He's also completed a 33-day canoe expedition via four rivers including the Adlatok in northern Quebec and Labrador.