Perhaps the frogs and toads, all of the order Anura (literally without tail to the ancient Greeks), just wanted to wait until the official start of summer, or maybe I’ve just been bad at spotting them, but luckily for you, astute pond-life observer, Carolyn Bucior and her trusty lieutenant, George, were on the job again and alerted me to the amphibian situation this morning.
I heard him first and then almost fell over when I finally saw him not 5 feet off the shore.
And around the corner, at least 4 of these guys were all making busy with their dating apps.
In other news, the white phlox are opening alongside the pink, a Blue Jay was finally too slow to avoid getting caught in my shutter, bumblebees are hard at work on the honeysuckle, some of the trillium have a distinct pink hue, and at least one more bird has hatched out of its egg.
These images and other find digital representations are online for your viewing pleasure at https://www.flickr.com/photos/andrewdressel/albums/72157713703616688