Ridley Creek State Park – In the middle of March, after heavy rains, the spring peeper frogs courted on the marshy side of Ridley Creek, opposite the multi-use trail. Their invisible chorus lulled many walkers to  pause and listen awhile to spring’s arrival.



More recently, at the end of April, an eastern American toad crossed the trail. 






And along several yards of Ridley Creek, several green frogs leapt from muddy perches into the clear flowing stream…




…where thousands of tadpoles teemed in shallow pools by the banks:

*Occasionally, I will venture from the yard. In these cases, I’ll title the post “Afield” and identify our new location.   Any other time on this page, you can be sure of  visiting Little Crum Creek.