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Offline BBE

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Re: Hornby Ground Observations That Aren*t Eagle Related
« Reply #30 on: December 18, 2009, 06:39:41 PM »
Booni, love the photo of the co-op.  Takes me back to my youth in a small village. As teenagers we'd stop there for hot chocolate after skating on an outdoor skating rink. in -38 - 40 C.  (-40C = -40F).  :ecsmile

Rajame - yes 99.9 cents / per liter (litre) - which are larger or smaller than US liters.
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Re: Hornby Ground Observations That Aren*t Eagle Related
« Reply #31 on: December 19, 2009, 09:06:33 AM »
BooniBarb: Thank you so very much. I click on your photo and up came a larger version.

& if you click the larger version, you*ll get an even larger version!
Most of the fotos i post are clickable at least twice.
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Re: Hornby Ground Observations That Aren*t Eagle Related
« Reply #32 on: December 19, 2009, 09:29:00 AM »
Thanks Booni...I clicked once again. The co-op for some reason has two large containers for ice.

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Re: Hornby Ground Observations That Aren*t Eagle Related
« Reply #33 on: December 19, 2009, 10:14:03 AM »
Yeah, that*s the gas bar that the ice machines are next to.
We get lotsa tourists in the summer & they want their ice!
You can buy ice in the co-op, too.
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Pacific Tree Frog Development in my Garden
« Reply #34 on: February 01, 2010, 10:56:20 AM »
i have a man made creek that runs thru my yard & drains the excess water out to the roadside ditches & to the ocean.
A lot of people on Hornby do.
This creek attracts Pacific Tree Frogs every spring.
i LOVE hearing them & watching them.
The season starts with one or two males, croaking back & forth, then turns into a chorus, as more & more males come to the creek & join in.
Listen to the sound they make.
i LOVE it.
It puts me to sleep every night for weeks.
(You may need to give the video time to load.
It is just sound in the dark, so you*ll just see dark.)


Listen to the frogs in my creek in the dark
Wednesday, April 22 2009


The frog season coincided nicely with my getting my first digital camera!
i had a lot of fun taking fotos & figuring out how to use my new camera.
i started playing with macro, which is really fun, because when you look at the fotos on the computer, you see WAY more than you can see with just your eye.
Here are frog eggs.
i look along the creek for congregations of little bubbles.
i don*t see anything with my eye, but look what you can see in the foto!

(all of my fotos can be clicked on & then clicked on again to get the large & highly magnified size.)

Frog eggs in my creek
Friday, April 17 2009




After a bit of time, this is what those black dots turn into - the beginning of tadpoles!

may 9 2007 - frog eggs developing in my creek




Next the tadpoles are swimming free!
They have a large body & then a tail.

may 30 2007 - tadpoles/pollywogs in my creek



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Pacific Tree Frog Development in my Garden
« Reply #35 on: February 01, 2010, 11:27:03 AM »
Here is another foto of them, after they have gotten quite a bit bigger.
Their colour is changing, too.

june 27 2007 - tadpoles changing colour in my creek




june 27 2007 - some of the tadpoles have legs developing now



My creek starts to dry up as summer approaches.
When the tadpoles are collecting in the shallow puddles of water remaining, i scoop them out into a bucket & pour them into my rain barrels & water lily containers i have in my garden.
They are all at differing stages of development.
Some have only tails, some have legs & tails.

july 13 2007 - close up of tadpole with tail & legs



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Pacific Tree Frog Development in my Garden
« Reply #36 on: February 01, 2010, 11:45:50 AM »
This is a clump of developing tadpoles in my rain barrel.
They love hanging out on top of the screen & at the top of the water level, in the sun & warmth.
One has a big smile on his face!

july 6 2007 - tadpoles turning into frogs in my rain barrel




The frogs*s colouring begins to change to look more like a tree frog.
Some are brown like this, some are more green.
You can also see mosquite larvae, which i was thinking the tadpoles eat, but they don*t.
They seem to eat the algae that grows on the sides of the barrels, & on the water lilies.
When they are frogs, they will eat the mosquite larvae.

july 10 2007 - tadpole becoming a tree frog




july 10 2007 - tadpole now looking a lot like a frog

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Re: Hornby Ground Observations That Aren*t Eagle Related
« Reply #37 on: February 01, 2010, 12:20:42 PM »
Very  8) Booni, what kind of digital?

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Re: Hornby Ground Observations That Aren*t Eagle Related
« Reply #38 on: February 01, 2010, 02:45:40 PM »
This was my Fuji FinePix S5200.
The camera i had first, before i upgraded last june.
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Pacific Tree Frog Development in my Garden
« Reply #39 on: February 01, 2010, 07:45:14 PM »
& here is an adult frog.
i don*t know how to tell if this is a male or female.
They look gigantic in the foto, but they are only about 1" long.

may 11 2007 - adult frog on a water iris in my creek


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Re: Hornby Ground Observations That Aren*t Eagle Related
« Reply #40 on: February 02, 2010, 12:58:06 AM »
Boooni, this whole series of photos and your comments are sooooo interesting!  Teachers who are teaching about science will love to use them with their students!   :eclove  It will be nice to be able to refer them to this thread so they can see what's here.  
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Re: Hornby Ground Observations That Aren*t Eagle Related
« Reply #41 on: February 02, 2010, 04:06:34 PM »
ok booni pllleeese tell me the frog are "Not" growing in your rain catch basin   hmmmm?????

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Re: Hornby Ground Observations That Aren*t Eagle Related
« Reply #42 on: February 02, 2010, 06:50:56 PM »
They are not, cali, i have 50 gallon rain barrels that catch some of the overflow from the roof, & they contain my water lilies & the frogs.
The cisterns for my house water are separate, & waaaaay bigger.
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Re: Hornby Ground Observations That Aren*t Eagle Related
« Reply #43 on: February 02, 2010, 08:08:17 PM »
Nice chronological frog story, booni.  I really enjoyed it as those little critters inhabit my garden too.  Thanks for posting it.

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Re: Hornby Ground Observations That Aren*t Eagle Related
« Reply #44 on: February 03, 2010, 08:31:19 PM »
This video makes me want to visit Hornby Island!



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