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.