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More Signs Of Spring. April 27, 2011

Posted by littlebangtheory in Art and Nature.
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Driving through Rowe the other day, I checked out the fen where I’ve photographed Northern Pitcher Plants before.  A week before it was graced with a thick layer of snow-ice, a reminder that winter lingers a little longer in the high country; now it was not only ice-free, but sporting some impressive frog-egg masses!  I resolved to return for a photo before the eggs hatched, and yesterday I did just that.

The Rowe Fen, with Frog Eggs:

I’ll have to visit regularly to see if I can capture a hatch.

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1. eileen - April 27, 2011

Well, I’m not sure exactly what fens are, but the blue things are really cool. Are they underwater? I should know better, having grown up in a swampy area in Mass.

2. littlebangtheory - April 27, 2011

Hi Eileen. Yes, fens are basic bogs (pH substantially over 7,) while most bogs (in the Northeast, at least) are acidic.

The frog egg-masses are mostly underwater, just breaking the surface enough to reflect back some blue from the sky. You can see the sky/trees reflection in the lower right corner of the photo.

3. noodleepoodlee - April 28, 2011

Wow, just wow! That scene looks like something from Science Fiction. The composition and colors are just beautiful.

4. sherry - April 28, 2011

too cool AND soon baby tadpoles!!!

5. littlebangtheory - April 28, 2011

Thanks you two, and yes, tadpoles! 🙂

6. susan - May 1, 2011

I see I’m going to have to come by a bit my regularly as well. I wouldn’t have missed these but it’s a real treat to see them now. At first I thought they looked like lily pads underwater but that is impossible.

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