There is a strange thing happening (or not) with the frogs. Normally, by this time, we should have large, loud choruses of spring peepers and chorus frogs. They would be calling from rain-filled ditches and other temporarily wet places. And there should be a lot of them calling as soon as we have enough rain, and we have had enough by now. We had an inch and a half Christmas weekend and the ditches are full. Last year these two species of frogs started calling in November. Something strange and different is occurring. Maybe our Louisiana Amphibian Monitoring Program will notice something in the surveys we do this year. Anyone wanting to contribute to this survey can let me know. Science by the citizenry!
The guys from Simmesport were running their nets today. They sure aren’t catching much. Hard to make a living that way.
The river is at 2.6 BLR today, and set to fall to 1.7 in the next few days. Low water indeed! No current, but good for kayakers going upstream.
Rise and shine, Jim