and hug trees along the way.
Northern Leopard Frogs as they are the first we have seen of these frogs this year. There were literally hundreds of them. Every step you took around the pond you had to do very slowly because there were likely a few frogs sitting along the path. See the four pictured below? Each step you took looked like this and even more frogs jumped out of your way at times.
She got her mind set on catching a big one...
But she didn't have any luck...she did catch a few different small ones, and let them go right after she caught them.
Aayla kept trying and trying and trying until she finally did it! She caught a frog all by herself!
After lunch we walked back around the other side of the pond through the fields of milkweed.
The view overlooking the pond was beautiful too.
Please remember that if you go out to try to catch some frogs that you do so with clean hands and no hand cream or hand sanitizer on them. Also only handle the frogs for a minute or two as frogs breath through their skin and long term handling of them can hurt them as can hand lotions. It's great to be able to visit with the frogs and examine them but you don't want to hurt them.
A baby toad that hoped right in front of us on the trail.