A picture of wood frog egg masses for you!
Note the bubble-like appearance they have at the water's surface. Thanks to member, Laura B., for taking the time to search for vernal pools on local conservation land, and for forwarding the photo!
On a less than thrilling note, Laura also captured this shot of filamentous algae growing in the Winnicut River just downstream of the newly installed fishpass at Rte 33. The Winnicut did have higher than acceptable Phosphorus levels last summer.... Not good.
Do you live on the Winnicut River, or one of its brooks or streams? Would you like to learn how to have a "better backyard" or be a steward for wildlife? Do you enjoy birding, kayaking, or trail walking? Have you got Invasive Plant Problems? Would you like to learn more about the Winnicut River and its wildlife diversity, from its treefrogs and trout lilies to its black bears and white cedars? If you can answer "yes" to any of the above, we need YOU! The WRWC is planning local birding and kayaking adventures for this summer, and is working hard to develop a Better Backyard campaign which promises to be a rewarding program for land/homeowners interested in protecting the integrity of the Winnicut River, its streams and brooks, and ultimately Great Bay, and the wildlife that lives and breeds here. E-mail us today to learn more at firstname.lastname@example.org