Poor Little Toad!

Took the dogs to Bentley today.  45 degrees.  Snow turning to slush. A little sublimation of snow directly to mist… Very pretty.

Bentley Sanctuary

Then we came upon this poor little muddy-faced guy. Alive. Cold.

American Toad

Toads should be underground or under logs at this time of year!  I found a log to tuck him under and covered him with leaves. Hope he survives!

American Toad (Anaxyrus americanus)

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Lunchtime Walk-About

Tuesday was a day jam-packed with meetings.  A break at lunchtime between meetings afforded me a walk. It was a working walk – looking for potential volunteer projects for a small group that will be coming in next week. But plenty of time to be stopped by beauty.

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Winterberry Holly

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Grasses and Cattails

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An Oak Leaf, Stuck in the Hemlock

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Beech Leaves Catching a bit of Sun