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Website/tech update

New systems at Glencadia

A lot has changed around here in the past year: buildings, fields, van, staff, etc. Another area that we have changed is tech and communications. We now aim to narrow the ETAs to a few minutes for each stop on Monday and Thursday free dog van trips. This blog is new. The dates of each post got messed up and will be fixed. There are a couple of known issues with the reservation system and website we should be fixing soon. We’re on it! Thank you.

Peepers Out late again

We have a pond here full of these little frogs people call peepers. They “peep” in the spring. The peeping can actually be quite loud. If you stand at the edge of the wetlands or the pond when they start in the evening, the noise can hurt your ears.

In the winter, they bury themselves down in the mud, deep under there somewhere. When it’s been warm for a while, one male frog comes out and starts singing his mating song. The other males don’t want to be left out, so they all come out and sing too. That’s why they peep: the males are trying to attract females.

When one male comes out, they all come out. So, one night some time in March or April, it’s quiet. The next night, it’s loud. It’s like turning on the light: boom, there they are. So, I have been writing down the date of this marker of spring for a few years.

2019: March 29

2018: March 28
2017: February 25
2016: March 9
2015: April 3
2014: April 6
2013: March 30
2012: March 12
2011: March 17
2010: March 19
2009: March 27
2008: April 1

Peepers out

Peepers out a record 12 days early

BREAKING NEWS: Peepers out, global climate change in the back yard. We have a pond here full of these little frogs people call peepers. They “peep” in the spring. The peeping can actually be quite loud. If you stand at the edge of the wetlands or the pond when they start in the evening, the noise can hurt your ears.

In the winter, they bury themselves in the mud. One male frog comes out and starts singing his mating song. The other males don’t want to be left out, so they all come out and sing too.

When one male comes out, they all come out. So, one night some time in March or April, it’s quiet. The next night, it’s loud. It’s like turning on the light… So, I have been writing down the date of this marker of spring for a few years.

February is out of the question… or was.

2017: February 25

2016: March 9

2015: April 3

2014: April 6

2013: March 30

2012: March 12

2011: March 17

2010: March 19

2009: March 27

2008: April 1

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